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Rules for Children Online
Rev. Deb Koster

Rules for Children Online

July 14, 2019 • Rev. Deb Koster

What rules do you use to help your children navigate their digital world? Choose to create guidelines that demonstrate Christian character on and offline.

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Why Kids Need to Friend Their Parents Online
Rev. Deb Koster

Why Kids Need to Friend Their Parents Online

July 7, 2019 • Rev. Deb Koster

Do you follow and engage with your children online? Consider the importance of walking with your children in all spheres of life and modeling God's grace.

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My Beautiful Girl: Discovering a Biblical View of Beauty
Rev. Deb Koster

My Beautiful Girl: Discovering a Biblical View of Beauty

May 5, 2019 • Rev. Deb Koster

How important should physical beauty be in the Christian life? Discover Biblical principles for how we should view our bodies and learn what matters to God.

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Lazy or Depressed?
LaSaundra Gordon

Lazy or Depressed?

March 13, 2019 • LaSaundra Gordon

Do you have a teenager who seems unmotivated? Consider the symptoms your child is exhibiting to discern whether your child is showing signs of depression.

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Teenagers and Attitude
Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Teenagers and Attitude

February 24, 2019 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Are you struggling with teenagers giving you attitude? Consider the calling of scripture to discipline and guide children into lives of discipleship.

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How Parents Can Help Teens Redeem Their Use of Technology
Jessica Parks, MSW, LCSW

How Parents Can Help Teens Redeem Their Use of Technology

November 4, 2018 • Jessica Parks, MSW, LCSW

Looking for guidelines to help your children manage technology in healthy ways? Consider God's call to be stewards of his gifts and choose wise limits.

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Relinquishing Control of Adult Children
Dr. Robert Ritzema

Relinquishing Control of Adult Children

September 19, 2018 • Dr. Robert Ritzema

Letting go of our adult children can be difficult. Learn how trusting God and praying a prayer of relinquishment can offer you freedom and peace.

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Parenting: Communicating with Children at a Distance
Rev. Deb Koster

Parenting: Communicating with Children at a Distance

August 26, 2018 • Rev. Deb Koster

Do you find it challenging to communicate with your college child away from home? Consider this wisdom for helping you to navigate conversations from afar.

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Parenting Teens for the Faint of Heart
Rev. Shannon Jammal-Hollemans

Parenting Teens for the Faint of Heart

July 29, 2018 • Rev. Shannon Jammal-Hollemans

Are you overwhelmed with the task of parenting teens? Discover wisdom from the Bible from a parent in the midst for navigating these challenging years.

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Stop Making Comparisons
Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Stop Making Comparisons

January 22, 2018 • Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Do you compare one child's achievements with that of another? Consider the importance of celebrating the gifts of each person and stop making comparisons.

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Devotions

How We Communicate Has Consequences
Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

How We Communicate Has Consequences

July 30, 2015 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Struggling to communicate with your family? Consider this Biblical wisdom for establishing healthy boundaries to create loving communication in your home.

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Who Can Tame the Tongue?
Jason Ruis

Who Can Tame the Tongue?

June 1, 2015 • Jason Ruis

Do you struggle with holding your tongue? Discover Biblical wisdom to give God control of your speech and find the blessing of God's power in your life.

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A Biblical Approach to Dealing with Selfishness
Rev. Deb Koster

A Biblical Approach to Dealing with Selfishness

April 20, 2015 • Rev. Deb Koster

Do you struggle with dealing with selfish behavior? Discover the example God gives us in the book of Jonah for dealing with selfish attitudes and behavior.

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How Can We Live the Fruit of the Spirit in Our Families?
Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

How Can We Live the Fruit of the Spirit in Our Families?

February 9, 2015 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Tired of hearing negative interactions? Consider some Biblical wisdom from the book of Galatians for letting the fruit of the Spirit overflow to others.

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Choose Thankfulness
Rev. Deb Koster

Choose Thankfulness

June 11, 2014 • Rev. Deb Koster

Each day we choose to focus on our circumstances or on the God who has power over our circumstances. Discover wisdom from scripture to guide your thoughts.

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A Bad Attitude is the True Disability
Rev. Deb Koster

A Bad Attitude is the True Disability

February 17, 2014 • Rev. Deb Koster

Are you stuck in negative thinking? Consider this Biblical wisdom to transform your thinking and help you overcome the destructive power of negativity.

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Christian Parenting at the Dinner Table
Rev. Steven Koster

Christian Parenting at the Dinner Table

February 11, 2014 • Rev. Steven Koster

Do you struggle finding time to sit together around the dinner table? Discover the blessings that come from time spent together as family with God's word.

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Making Time to Stay Connected
Rev. Deb Koster

Making Time to Stay Connected

October 18, 2013 • Rev. Deb Koster

Do you feel overwhelmed with life's challenges? Find some encouragement from scripture and discover how God sees you. God takes great delight in you!

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Tell of His Faithfulness
Rev. Deb Koster

Tell of His Faithfulness

September 8, 2013 • Rev. Deb Koster

We have seen God's faithfulness and our job is to tell that story to others. Tell your story of God's grace and celebrate the faithful deeds of our Lord!

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