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Dating

Planning a God-Centered Wedding (& Marriage)
Rev. Dr. Bret Lamsma

Planning a God-Centered Wedding (& Marriage)

August 14, 2022 • Rev. Dr. Bret Lamsma

Are the bride and groom the center of attention in your wedding planning? Shift your focus to keep God central to your celebration and marriage.

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Single Again
Rev. Deb Koster

Single Again

July 27, 2022 • Rev. Deb Koster

Struggling to cope after a relationship ends? Consider this wisdom for navigating the transition to single life and discover God's all sufficient grace.

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Marriage

Learning How to Practice Empathy
Rev. Deb Koster

Learning How to Practice Empathy

July 6, 2022 • Rev. Deb Koster

Sympathy and empathy are not the same. Learn to be empathetic to those in need of our help. Find help for practicing the art of being empathetic to others.

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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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Parenting

Coping as a Single Parent: Four ways God Showed He Would Not Leave
Chris Hunt

Coping as a Single Parent: Four ways God Showed He Would Not Leave

July 24, 2022 • Chris Hunt

Are you feeling alone in your struggles? Consider this wisdom from scripture on how God perseveres with you through difficulties and guides your steps.

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Time Management with Jesus: Don't Rush Past the Blessings
Rev. Deb Koster

Time Management with Jesus: Don't Rush Past the Blessings

July 20, 2022 • Rev. Deb Koster

Do you struggle to manage your time? Consider these Biblical lessons to see how Jesus chose to use his time to find wisdom for living with kingdom values.

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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

17 Things Spiritually Healthy People Don’t Do
Rev. Deb Koster

17 Things Spiritually Healthy People Don’t Do

August 10, 2022 • Rev. Deb Koster

Do you want to be spiritually healthy? Consider these 17 behaviors that spiritually healthy people don't don't do to discover how you can become well.

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​Why Worship?
Rev. Deb Koster

​Why Worship?

August 7, 2022 • Rev. Deb Koster

Is it difficult to get the family off to church? Discover why worship matters and find encouragement to draw your family closer to God and to each other.

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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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