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Dating

How Do I Leave My Parents?
Dr. Robert Ritzema

How Do I Leave My Parents?

May 18, 2022 • Dr. Robert Ritzema

Having difficulty separating yourself from your parents? Check out this Biblical wisdom on creating healthy relationships through granting independence.

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When a Friendship Ends
Joella Ranaivoson

When a Friendship Ends

May 15, 2022 • Joella Ranaivoson

How should you navigate the end of a friendship? Consider the role that friendships play in our lives and learn how to end a relationship with grace.

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Marriage

Building an Intimate Marriage
Rev. Deb Koster

Building an Intimate Marriage

April 27, 2022 • Rev. Deb Koster

Intimacy is fueled by everyday acts of investing in one another's lives. Discover ways to invest in deepening your relationship by cultivating intimacy.

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What is Marriage?
Rev. Dr. Steven Koster

What is Marriage?

April 24, 2022 • Rev. Dr. Steven Koster

Is marriage a sacrament, contract, or a covenant? Discover how God views marriage and how you can establish your relationship on a godly foundation.

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Parenting

Balancing Technology Use
Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Balancing Technology Use

May 11, 2022 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Looking for guidance on how to limit your children's use of technology? Discover a Christian approach to help your children to use technology responsibly.

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Establishing Healthy Screen-Time Habits For Children
Jean Holthaus, LMSW, LISW

Establishing Healthy Screen-Time Habits For Children

May 8, 2022 • Jean Holthaus, LMSW, LISW

Are you struggling to manage the electronic devices in your household? Consider how you can model wisdom and guide your children to use technology wisely.

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Grandparenting

The Gift of Grandparenting
Jolene DeHeer

The Gift of Grandparenting

March 2, 2022 • Jolene DeHeer

What role can you play in the lives of your grandchildren? Consider the many amazing gifts that God invites Grandparents into the lives of their families.

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Guiding Children to Respect their Grandparents
Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Guiding Children to Respect their Grandparents

February 27, 2022 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Do you wonder how to connect with family members who are generations apart from you? Choose to give the gift of presence and find the blessing of family.

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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

A Mother's Hands
Kim Sullivan

A Mother's Hands

May 4, 2022 • Kim Sullivan

This Mother’s Day, think about the many hands of women who have cared for and inspired you. Discover what the Bible says about the blessing of mothers.

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Kingdom Building Practices of the Early Church
Rev. Deb Koster

Kingdom Building Practices of the Early Church

April 19, 2022 • Rev. Deb Koster

Wonder why the early church was successful? Discover practices that guided the church and see how they are still significant for vital faith community.

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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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