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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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How physical should a dating relationship be?
Rev. Deb Koster

How physical should a dating relationship be?

June 22, 2022 • Rev. Deb Koster

Sex belongs in marriage, but what is allowed in a dating relationship? Discover wisdom from scripture for how to honor God in your dating relationships.

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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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Biblical Guidelines for Sexually Healthy Relationships
Rev. Deb Koster

Biblical Guidelines for Sexually Healthy Relationships

November 7, 2021 • Rev. Deb Koster

Wonder what the Bible has to say about sex? Consider this wisdom from the Bible to see sexuality as a gift designed by God to be used for his glory.

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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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4 More Lies Pornography Told Me
Chris Hunt

4 More Lies Pornography Told Me

December 4, 2019 • Chris Hunt

Our society lies to us about the negative impact of pornography. Consider the real harm that viewing pornography creates in your life and relationships.

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Celebrating Singleness: Dating is Not a Goal
Rev. Deb Koster

Celebrating Singleness: Dating is Not a Goal

May 8, 2019 • Rev. Deb Koster

Are you eager to leave a life of singleness and step into a relationship? Consider this Biblical wisdom to discover what might be the best life choice.

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How Far is Too Far?
Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

How Far is Too Far?

February 20, 2019 • Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

How far is too far for physical intimacy in a dating relationship? God desires us to honor him by living with integrity in our dating relationships.

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Is “Living Together” Good Preparation for Marriage?
Rev. Joel Vande Werken

Is “Living Together” Good Preparation for Marriage?

February 6, 2019 • Rev. Joel Vande Werken

Is it a good idea to live together before marriage? Consider the guidance offered from God's word as well as secular research to build a healthy marriage.

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Devotions

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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Putting Aside Idolatry
Rev. Deb Koster

Putting Aside Idolatry

April 27, 2015 • Rev. Deb Koster

Do you struggle with sinfulness in your life? Discover wisdom from the Bible for dealing with the sinful habits in your life to find repentance and hope.

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