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Nurturing Faith from Infancy
Rev. Katherine Hirschberg

Nurturing Faith from Infancy

February 17, 2019 • Rev. Katherine Hirschberg

Are you wondering how to guide the faith formation of your young child? Consider how this pastor nurtured a young son to find joy in spiritual disciplines.

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Is “Living Together” Good Preparation for Marriage?
Rev. Joel Vande Werken

Is “Living Together” Good Preparation for Marriage?

February 6, 2019 • Rev. Joel Vande Werken

Is it a good idea to live together before marriage? Consider the guidance offered from God's word as well as secular research to build a healthy marriage.

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The Changing Role of the Elderly in Society
Dr. Robert Ritzema

The Changing Role of the Elderly in Society

February 3, 2019 • Dr. Robert Ritzema

Older adults have taken on new roles in society and family but they can resist the cultural currents that lead to lives of disconnection and isolation.

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Praying For Our Children
Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Praying For Our Children

January 30, 2019 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Are you worrying about your children? Praying for them places your concerns into God's hands and trust in his faithfulness to love our children well.

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Confronting My Fears
Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Confronting My Fears

January 27, 2019 • Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Do your fears get in the way of living a life of peace? Explore your fears in light of the truth of scripture to lay your concerns before God and find joy.

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Establishing Justice at Home
Rev. Deb Koster

Establishing Justice at Home

January 23, 2019 • Rev. Deb Koster

Do you struggle with managing discipline and order in your family? Discover some ways that your family can follow God's heart for justice starting at home.

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Discipline vs. Punishment: Why One Is Better Than the Other
Rev. Deb Koster

Discipline vs. Punishment: Why One Is Better Than the Other

January 20, 2019 • Rev. Deb Koster

Are discipline and punishment the same? Recognize the differences between discipline and punishment and choose to follow the path of compassion and grace.

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To Yell or not to Yell
Rev. Deb Koster

To Yell or not to Yell

January 16, 2019 • Rev. Deb Koster

Is it okay to raise your voice with kids? Consider what the Bible teaches about communication and claim your authority to speak the truth in love.

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Should I Spank my Child?
Rev. Deb Koster

Should I Spank my Child?

January 13, 2019 • Rev. Deb Koster

When is spanking okay? Explore what the Bible has to say about discipline and discover the limitations of spanking as an effective form of discipline.

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How Sex Changes Relationships
Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

How Sex Changes Relationships

January 9, 2019 • Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Why is casual sex a bad idea? God designed sex to build the emotional and physical aspects of relationships and transform the individuals and the couple.

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Devotions

Rule the Words of My Mouth
Rev. Deb Koster

Rule the Words of My Mouth

August 13, 2015 • Rev. Deb Koster

Do you ever say words you regret? Consider what scripture says about our speech and learn to use words with care so that God is glorified in our speech.

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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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Seeking God First in Courtship
Rev. Deb Koster

Seeking God First in Courtship

June 11, 2015 • Rev. Deb Koster

Has your dating relationship become more important than God? Consider Biblical wisdom for keeping your priorities aligned so that God is sought first.

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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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Waiting on God: Cultivating the Fruit of Patience
Rev. Deb Koster

Waiting on God: Cultivating the Fruit of Patience

May 11, 2015 • Rev. Deb Koster

Do you struggle with being patient? Discover Biblical wisdom for cultivating patience in your life and find the blessings that come through waiting on God.

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Putting Aside Idolatry
Rev. Deb Koster

Putting Aside Idolatry

April 27, 2015 • Rev. Deb Koster

Do you struggle with sinfulness in your life? Discover wisdom from the Bible for dealing with the sinful habits in your life to find repentance and hope.

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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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Fret Not: Getting Rid of Worry
Rev. Deb Koster

Fret Not: Getting Rid of Worry

February 5, 2015 • Rev. Deb Koster

Are feeling overwhelmed by the worries of life? Consider this Biblical guidance for turning your fears into prayers so God can carry your burden for you.

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