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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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Expressing Emotions
Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Expressing Emotions

October 2, 2022 • Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Do you struggle to express your emotions in constructive ways? Learn how you can follow the example of Jesus and steward your emotions in healthy ways.

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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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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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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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Why is Communication So Difficult?
Rev. Deb Koster

Why is Communication So Difficult?

March 23, 2022 • Rev. Deb Koster

Do you struggle with communication? Consider these common obstacles to communication to help improve your listening and speaking for healthy communication.

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Gentle Answers to Defuse Arguments
Rev. Deb Koster

Gentle Answers to Defuse Arguments

March 20, 2022 • Rev. Deb Koster

Do you find yourself getting pulled into debates and arguments? Consider how you can defuse arguments by choosing a grace based response to confrontation.

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Supporting Single Friends
Laura Goossens, LCSW

Supporting Single Friends

March 6, 2022 • Laura Goossens, LCSW

Are you wondering how to care well for your single friends? Consider how you can tune into their needs and support them as they follow God's leading.

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How can I get my boyfriend to share with me emotionally?
Joella Ranaivoson

How can I get my boyfriend to share with me emotionally?

February 13, 2022 • Joella Ranaivoson

Looking for wisdom to build emotional connection in your dating relationships? Consider how you can foster emotional connection and create deeper intimacy.

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Lessons from a Breakup
Joella Ranaivoson

Lessons from a Breakup

January 19, 2022 • Joella Ranaivoson

Do know someone who is trying to make sense of a difficult breakup? Consider the valuable lessons that can be learned from navigating a breakup.

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Devotions

How We Communicate Has Consequences
Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

How We Communicate Has Consequences

July 30, 2015 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

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

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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Who Can Tame the Tongue?
Rev. Jason Ruis

Who Can Tame the Tongue?

June 1, 2015 • Rev. Jason Ruis

Do you struggle with holding your tongue? Discover Biblical wisdom to give God control of your speech and find the blessing of God's power in your life.

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A Biblical Approach to Dealing with Selfishness
Rev. Deb Koster

A Biblical Approach to Dealing with Selfishness

April 20, 2015 • Rev. Deb Koster

Do you struggle with dealing with selfish behavior? Discover the example God gives us in the book of Jonah for dealing with selfish attitudes and behavior.

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How Can We Live the Fruit of the Spirit in Our Families?
Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

How Can We Live the Fruit of the Spirit in Our Families?

February 9, 2015 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Tired of hearing negative interactions? Consider some Biblical wisdom from the book of Galatians for letting the fruit of the Spirit overflow to others.

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Fret Not: Getting Rid of Worry
Rev. Deb Koster

Fret Not: Getting Rid of Worry

February 5, 2015 • Rev. Deb Koster

Are feeling overwhelmed by the worries of life? Consider this Biblical guidance for turning your fears into prayers so God can carry your burden for you.

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Paul's Spiritual Guidance for Relationships
Rev. Deb Koster

Paul's Spiritual Guidance for Relationships

March 27, 2014 • Rev. Deb Koster

Looking for Biblical guidance for living in relationships? Paul's parting greeting to the Corinthian church provides a good summary for living together.

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A Bad Attitude is the True Disability
Rev. Deb Koster

A Bad Attitude is the True Disability

February 17, 2014 • Rev. Deb Koster

Are you stuck in negative thinking? Consider this Biblical wisdom to transform your thinking and help you overcome the destructive power of negativity.

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Jonah: Attitude Check
Rev. Deb Koster

Jonah: Attitude Check

December 18, 2012 • Rev. Deb Koster

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