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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 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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Struggle Together: Talking with our Youth about Suicide
Karen Krygsheld, MSW, LCSW

Struggle Together: Talking with our Youth about Suicide

December 30, 2017 • Karen Krygsheld, MSW, LCSW

Suicide can be a challenging topic to talk about with teens. Here are some valuable tips that parents can use to discuss the topic of suicide with teens.

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Becoming Stewards of God’s Gifts
Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Becoming Stewards of God’s Gifts

October 23, 2017 • Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

What gifts has God given to us and how do we use them? We all wrestle with seeing our purpose in this world. We are uniquely gifted to serve God's kingdom.

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Four Keys to Becoming a Better Parent
Kim Sullivan

Four Keys to Becoming a Better Parent

September 11, 2017 • Kim Sullivan

Are trying to practice better parenting? Explore 1 Thessalonians to see the parenting plan that the Apostle Paul utilized in his nurturing of the church.

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Teaching Our Children Respect
Debi Mitchell, MS, LMFT

Teaching Our Children Respect

May 8, 2017 • Debi Mitchell, MS, LMFT

What can you do about children behaving disrespectfully? Consider this Biblical wisdom to understand the concept of respect and find tools to embrace it.

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Honest Advice to Teens About Getting What You Want
Gregory Rodriguez of Chicago Christian Counseling Center

Honest Advice to Teens About Getting What You Want

May 4, 2017 • Gregory Rodriguez of Chicago Christian Counseling Center

Have a teenager who is pushing your buttons? Consider this wisdom for helping to bridge the relationship gap and build a healthier dynamic between you.

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Praying for Prodigal Children
Rev. Joel Vande Werken

Praying for Prodigal Children

March 2, 2017 • Rev. Joel Vande Werken

Do you know a child who has lost their way? Choose to be faithful in prayer for our wayward sons and daughters. Our loving God has not forgotten them.

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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
Deb Koster

A Biblical Approach to Dealing with Selfishness

April 20, 2015 • 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
Deb Koster

Choose Thankfulness

June 11, 2014 • 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
Deb Koster

A Bad Attitude is the True Disability

February 17, 2014 • 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
Deb Koster

Making Time to Stay Connected

October 18, 2013 • 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
Deb Koster

Tell of His Faithfulness

September 8, 2013 • 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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