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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 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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Finding Healing after Betrayal
Chris Hunt

Finding Healing after Betrayal

April 14, 2021 • Chris Hunt

Have you experienced a painful betrayal? Betrayal breaks our trust and causes emotional injury. Let God lead you to process the pain and find healing.

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Parenting

Prayers for New Parents
Rev. Deb Koster

Prayers for New Parents

May 12, 2021 • Rev. Deb Koster

Do you know new parents who could use some support? Recognize the challenges and blessings of this season so you can pray and support them along the way.

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5 Ways to Keep Your Sanity this Summer
Kim Sullivan

5 Ways to Keep Your Sanity this Summer

May 5, 2021 • Kim Sullivan

Looking for ideas to keep your sanity during the summer while school is out? Consider these ideas for adding some structure and fun to your summer months.

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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

How Can I Ever Forgive Myself?
Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

How Can I Ever Forgive Myself?

May 16, 2021 • Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Do you struggle with forgiving yourself for things you have done? Discover how to live into the grace that God has for you and begin to forgive yourself.

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When God Seems Silent
Rev. Deb Koster

When God Seems Silent

April 21, 2021 • Rev. Deb Koster

Sometimes struggles feel heavy and God seems silent. Discover Biblical wisdom to navigate difficult times and find God's presence even in the midst pain.

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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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