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Dating

Cohabitation: Should Christians Live Together Before Marriage?
Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Cohabitation: Should Christians Live Together Before Marriage?

September 21, 2022 • Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Living together before marriage is common in our culture, but is it a good idea? Discover Biblical wisdom for making the best choice for your relationship.

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4 Ways to Get a Kick Out of Singlehood
Keren Kanyago

4 Ways to Get a Kick Out of Singlehood

September 18, 2022 • Keren Kanyago

Do you view singleness as a blessing or a challenge? Discover how you can turn your worries over to God and accept singleness as a valuable gift.

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Marriage

What it Means to Love One Another
Rev. Deb Koster

What it Means to Love One Another

December 21, 2022 • Rev. Deb Koster

How can I live out my faith in family life? How does God want us to live in relationships? Find wisdom from scripture for relating to one another in love.

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Marriage Boundaries: Tending Our Fences and Opening Our Gates
Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Marriage Boundaries: Tending Our Fences and Opening Our Gates

November 9, 2022 • Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Marriages benefit from having healthy boundaries. Consider this biblical wisdom for knowing when fences should be built and when gates should be opened.

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Parenting

Helping Children Navigate Social Media Anxiety
Laura Goossens, LCSW

Helping Children Navigate Social Media Anxiety

January 25, 2023 • Laura Goossens, LCSW

Social media can contribute to our children's anxiety. Learn how to be an effective gatekeeper for helping your children discern how to use media well.

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Addressing Common Childhood Worries
Laura Goossens, LCSW

Addressing Common Childhood Worries

January 22, 2023 • Laura Goossens, LCSW

Are you wondering how to care for your children as they deal with anxiety? Learn how you can help children navigate the common anxieties of childhood.

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Grandparenting

Ten Suggestions for Scheduling Family Holiday Gatherings
Dr. Robert Ritzema

Ten Suggestions for Scheduling Family Holiday Gatherings

December 4, 2022 • Dr. Robert Ritzema

Planning for family gatherings during the holidays can be challenging. Use these ten suggestions to avoid scheduling pitfalls and promote family unity.

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How to Make the Decision to Retire
Rev. Deb Koster

How to Make the Decision to Retire

November 2, 2022 • Rev. Deb Koster

Are you struggling to decide when to retire? Seek God's leading as you weigh options and discern how and when you will serve God's kingdom in retirement.

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Sexuality

Steps for Overcoming Pornography Use
Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Steps for Overcoming Pornography Use

January 11, 2023 • Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Has pornography has become a struggle in your life? Take these important steps for breaking free from addiction and discover God's unfailing grace.

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Can "Ethical" Porn Enhance Your Marriage?
Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Can "Ethical" Porn Enhance Your Marriage?

January 8, 2023 • Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Do you wonder if it is okay for Christians to consume “ethical" pornography? Discover four ways that pornography impacts the health of your marriage.

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Spirituality

Exploring Spiritual Disciplines
Rev. Deb Koster

Exploring Spiritual Disciplines

February 1, 2023 • Rev. Deb Koster

Looking for ideas for you and your family to connect to God? Explore a variety of spiritual disciplines to discern what works best for you and your family.

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Spiritual Disciplines for Family Life
Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Spiritual Disciplines for Family Life

January 29, 2023 • Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Wondering how you can help your children to grow in faith? Incorporate these spiritual disciplines so that children deepen their relationship with Jesus.

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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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