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Setting Limits: How Can Boundaries Help My Family?
Rev. Dr. Steven Koster

Setting Limits: How Can Boundaries Help My Family?

November 6, 2022 • Rev. Dr. Steven Koster

Struggle with setting limits in your family? Discover the blessing of boundaries with Biblical wisdom to establish limits that guide healthy relationships.

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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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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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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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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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How to Love Well at Christmas
Rev. Joel Vande Werken

How to Love Well at Christmas

December 22, 2021 • Rev. Joel Vande Werken

Does your Christmas feel like it is more about stress than love? Let the wisdom from Romans 12 guide your family to love more like Jesus desires for us.

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The Art & Grit of Granting Forgiveness
Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

The Art & Grit of Granting Forgiveness

October 20, 2021 • Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Is your relationship struggling? Discover the blessing of forgiveness to restore peace and joy as well as cultivating a deeper intimacy with one another.

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How Do I Forgive: Write a Letter of Lament and Forgiveness
Rev. Dr. Steven Koster

How Do I Forgive: Write a Letter of Lament and Forgiveness

October 17, 2021 • Rev. Dr. Steven Koster

When we find it difficult to forgive someone, putting thoughts onto paper can help. Writing a letter to the person who wronged you can help you forgive.

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Help, My Child is Keeping Me From My Grandchildren!
Joella Ranaivoson

Help, My Child is Keeping Me From My Grandchildren!

September 26, 2021 • Joella Ranaivoson

How do you deal with children who keep you from having a relationship with your grandchildren? How can we heal the past to connect with my grandkids?

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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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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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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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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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Making Time to Stay Connected
Rev. Deb Koster

Making Time to Stay Connected

October 18, 2013 • Rev. Deb Koster

Do you feel overwhelmed with life's challenges? Find some encouragement from scripture and discover how God sees you. God takes great delight in you!

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Jonah: Attitude Check
Rev. Deb Koster

Jonah: Attitude Check

December 18, 2012 • Rev. Deb Koster

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