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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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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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March 31, 2021 • Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra
What should a healthy marriage relationship look like? Mutual submission in marriage is a Spirit-filled way that we can honor God and serve our spouse.
February 10, 2021 • Rev. Daniel Zylstra
Are you feeling alone in your marriage relationship? Explore the ways that God has gifted each of you to bless your marriage and enrich your partnership.
March 28, 2021 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen
Easter is a time to share the joy of the resurrection by talking about what Christ has accomplished. Seize the teachable moments to celebrate God's love.
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March 24, 2021 • Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra
Do you know someone who struggles with a negative body image? The standards of the world will discourage us but God is the source of our true beauty.
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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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.
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.
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.
April 11, 2021 • Rev. Deb Koster
Are you struggling with betrayal? Consider what scripture says about navigating abusive relationships and moving forward to find healing for your heart.
April 7, 2021 • Beth Fellinger
How can ancient wedding traditions help us to experience the Lord's Supper? Discover how the imagery can help us to say yes to being the bride of Christ.
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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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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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.