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Dating

Signs Your Relationship has Become Unhealthy
Laura Goossens, LCSW

Signs Your Relationship has Become Unhealthy

February 21, 2021 • Laura Goossens, LCSW

Are you wondering if your relationship is becoming toxic? Consider these signs to discern whether your relationship has become something unhealthy.

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6 Steps for Avoiding Toxic Dating Relationships
Laura Goossens, LCSW

6 Steps for Avoiding Toxic Dating Relationships

January 20, 2021 • Laura Goossens, LCSW

Do you find yourself gravitating toward unhealthy relationships? Consider the steps that you can take to avoid stepping into a toxic dating relationship.

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Marriage

How to Move Forward After Messing Up
Laura Goossens, LCSW

How to Move Forward After Messing Up

June 6, 2021 • Laura Goossens, LCSW

Do struggle with guilt and shame after you mess things up? Consider how God walks with you even through the messiness of life to forgive and bring healing.

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How to Date When You Can’t Go Out
Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

How to Date When You Can’t Go Out

May 9, 2021 • Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Has date night drifted off your priority list? Explore some creative ideas for taking the time to date your spouse and prioritize your relationship.

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Parenting

Helping Kids Discover Their Gifts
Kim Sullivan

Helping Kids Discover Their Gifts

June 16, 2021 • Kim Sullivan

Do you wonder how to encourage your children to discover their gifts? Discover how to guide your children to see the gifts that God has given to them.

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Parenting With the Grain
Dr. Robert Ritzema

Parenting With the Grain

June 13, 2021 • Dr. Robert Ritzema

Do you struggle with understanding your child? Find healthy advice on how you can become aware of your child's needs and your own desires for their life.

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Grandparenting

Give Yourself the Gift of Kindness
Joy Bocanegra, MA, LCPC

Give Yourself the Gift of Kindness

January 13, 2021 • Joy Bocanegra, MA, LCPC

Are you ruminating over past regrets? Consider how God invites you to move past the pain and regrets of the past and practice kindness for yourself.

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Dear Emmanuel, I Feel so Lonely
Debi Mitchell, MS, LMFT

Dear Emmanuel, I Feel so Lonely

December 23, 2020 • Debi Mitchell, MS, LMFT

Are you struggling with feelings of isolation and loneliness? Find comfort in our Immanuel God who loves us and came to earth to make his dwelling with us.

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Sexuality

Cultivating Intimacy in Your Marriage
Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Cultivating Intimacy in Your Marriage

May 17, 2020 • Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Struggling with intimacy in your marriage? God designed us for intimacy in body, mind, and Spirit. Marriages thrive when connection is made in all areas.

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Initiating Sex with Your Spouse
Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Initiating Sex with Your Spouse

February 9, 2020 • Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Do you struggle with initiating sex with your spouse? Choose to be vulnerable enough to seek physical connection and demonstrate love to your spouse.

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Spirituality

Persevering Through a Difficult Season
Joella Ranaivoson

Persevering Through a Difficult Season

June 9, 2021 • Joella Ranaivoson

Are feeling fatigued from this difficult season? Consider this wisdom for practicing good self care through the challenging times that we face in life.

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Transforming Your Emotions
Rev. Deb Koster

Transforming Your Emotions

May 19, 2021 • Rev. Deb Koster

Are you struggling with your emotions? Tune in to your emotions in a curious, nonjudgmental way to discover their origins and find a grace-filled response.

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Recent Devotions

Rule the Words of My Mouth
Rev. Deb Koster

Rule the Words of My Mouth

August 13, 2015 • Rev. Deb Koster

Psalm 19:12-14

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

Proverbs 15:1-4

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

Matthew 6: 25-34

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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