Marriage

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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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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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Advice for Conflict Management in Marriage
Laura Goossens, LCSW

Advice for Conflict Management in Marriage

October 19, 2022 • Laura Goossens, LCSW

Do you struggle with conflict in your marriage? Consider this wise advice from a counselor on navigating the difficulties in life as a united team.

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The Wisdom of Seeking Counsel
Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

The Wisdom of Seeking Counsel

October 16, 2022 • Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

When is the right time to seek counseling help for your marriage? Follow the wise counsel of scripture and choose to seek help for your relationship.

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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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Preventative Maintenance For Your Marriage
Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Preventative Maintenance For Your Marriage

September 14, 2022 • Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Is your marriage in need of some preventative maintenance? Improve your relationship by taking intentional steps towards keeping your marriage healthy.

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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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Magic Words to Improve Your Relationships
Rev. Dr. Steven Koster

Magic Words to Improve Your Relationships

September 11, 2022 • Rev. Dr. Steven Koster

How can you play a role in cultivating a healthy marriage relationship? Consider these helpful phrases for creating a healthy environment in your marriage.

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Starting Marriage With Good Habits
Rev. Deb Koster

Starting Marriage With Good Habits

August 17, 2022 • Rev. Deb Koster

Wondering how to program your marriage for success? Consider these important routines that establish constructive habits to strengthen your marriage.

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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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Devotions

Rule the Words of My Mouth
Rev. Deb Koster

Rule the Words of My Mouth

August 13, 2015 • Rev. Deb Koster

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

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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