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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

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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Advice for Conflict Management in Marriage
Laura Goossens, LCSW

Advice for Conflict Management in Marriage

October 19, 2022 • Laura Goossens, LCSW

Do you struggle with conflict in your marriage? Consider this wise advice from a counselor on navigating the difficulties in life as a united team.

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Parenting

Advent and Christmas: Waiting Expectantly to Celebrate Jesus’ Coming
Christopher Hunt

Advent and Christmas: Waiting Expectantly to Celebrate Jesus’ Coming

December 1, 2022 • Christopher Hunt

These articles from Family Fire will give you tools to invite your family into a more spiritually focused Christmas celebration.

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Defusing Sibling Rivalry
Dr. Robert Ritzema

Defusing Sibling Rivalry

November 30, 2022 • Dr. Robert Ritzema

Does your household struggle with sibling rivalry? Find Biblical wisdom for building unity into your family relationships and bringing peace to your home.

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Grandparenting

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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Retirement as Invigoration
Jolene DeHeer

Retirement as Invigoration

October 30, 2022 • Jolene DeHeer

Are you wondering how to fill your days after you retire from your job? Consider how God is calling you to serve and thrive in the next season of life.

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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

The Value of Praying the Scriptures
Rev. Deb Koster

The Value of Praying the Scriptures

November 20, 2022 • Rev. Deb Koster

Do you struggle with what to pray? Consider the value of praying the scriptures to invigorate your prayer life and reconnect you back to the heart of God.

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Navigating the Guilt that Accompanies Grief
Jalicia Maeweather

Navigating the Guilt that Accompanies Grief

October 12, 2022 • Jalicia Maeweather

Guilt is often linked to grief as we ask "but what if" looking for a different outcome. Consider God's plan for our days and learn to forgive yourself.

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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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