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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

Preventative Maintenance For Your Marriage
Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Preventative Maintenance For Your Marriage

September 14, 2022 • Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Is your marriage in need of some preventative maintenance? Improve your relationship by taking intentional steps towards keeping your marriage healthy.

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Handling Conflict Biblically and Constructively: Encouraging articles from Family Fire
Christopher Hunt

Handling Conflict Biblically and Constructively: Encouraging articles from Family Fire

September 13, 2022 • Christopher Hunt

These articles from Family Fire contributors offer perspectives in dealing with conflicts in our relationships constructively and biblically.

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Parenting

Ways to Involve Your Family in Caring for the Hungry
Kim Sullivan

Ways to Involve Your Family in Caring for the Hungry

September 28, 2022 • Kim Sullivan

Looking for concrete ways to involve your family in caring for those in need? Find practical suggestions for demonstrating God's love to the hungry.

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Engaging Kids in Creation Care
Rev. Dr. Bret Lamsma

Engaging Kids in Creation Care

September 25, 2022 • Rev. Dr. Bret Lamsma

Help your kids to engage and enjoy God's world. Be a guide for your children to discover the beauty of creation and learn to be faithful stewards of it.

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Grandparenting

Retirement as Lament
Jolene DeHeer

Retirement as Lament

August 3, 2022 • Jolene DeHeer

Retirement can be a challenging time of transition. Learn the importance of lamenting the losses to set your heart free to experience the blessings.

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Retirement as Celebration
Jolene DeHeer

Retirement as Celebration

July 31, 2022 • Jolene DeHeer

Retirement can bring with it lots of anxious emotions. Tune your heart to see where God is leading so you can celebrate the blessings of this season.

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Sexuality

Lies The Church Tells About Sex
Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Lies The Church Tells About Sex

May 25, 2022 • Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

The church has at times embraced anxiety concerning sex. Explore the scriptures and discover how sex is a beautiful gift from God for marriage.

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Lies Our Culture Tells About Sex
Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Lies Our Culture Tells About Sex

May 22, 2022 • Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Our culture's perceptions about sex often conflict with God's plan for unity and blessing in marriage. Explore the blessing of God's design for intimacy.

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Spirituality

It’s Okay to Be Angry as You Grieve
Jalicia Maeweather

It’s Okay to Be Angry as You Grieve

August 31, 2022 • Jalicia Maeweather

Are you struggling with having anger mixed in with your grief? Learn how to express your anger in constructive ways as you process the grief you feel.

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Denial In Grief
Jalicia Maeweather

Denial In Grief

August 28, 2022 • Jalicia Maeweather

Denial is part of the grieving process but denying or avoiding pain is not a healthy coping strategy. Consider taking your pain to God for healing instead.

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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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