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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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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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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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There’s no App for That: Raising our Children in Faith
Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

There’s no App for That: Raising our Children in Faith

June 29, 2022 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

If only there were an app to nurture the faith of our children, but God has a better plan. Discover how you can guide your children to grow spiritually.

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Cultivating an Adventurous Faith
Kim Sullivan

Cultivating an Adventurous Faith

June 26, 2022 • Kim Sullivan

Want your children to have an active faith? Learn how to cultivate an adventurous faith in the life of your children and guide them in a life of faith.

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Equipping for Mentoring
Rev. Jason Ruis

Equipping for Mentoring

June 1, 2022 • Rev. Jason Ruis

Feel unequipped to mentor? Wonder what you have to offer others? Discover how the Holy Spirit equips God's people to do the work he has called them to do.

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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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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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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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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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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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Waiting on God: Cultivating the Fruit of Patience
Rev. Deb Koster

Waiting on God: Cultivating the Fruit of Patience

May 11, 2015 • Rev. Deb Koster

Do you struggle with being patient? Discover Biblical wisdom for cultivating patience in your life and find the blessings that come through waiting on God.

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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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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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Choose Thankfulness
Rev. Deb Koster

Choose Thankfulness

June 11, 2014 • Rev. Deb Koster

Each day we choose to focus on our circumstances or on the God who has power over our circumstances. Discover wisdom from scripture to guide your thoughts.

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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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