Marriage

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What does Submission in Marriage Look Like?
Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

What does Submission in Marriage Look Like?

March 31, 2021 • Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

What should a healthy marriage relationship look like? Mutual submission in marriage is a Spirit-filled way that we can honor God and serve our spouse.

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Signs Your Relationship has Become Unhealthy
Laura Goossens, LCSW

Signs Your Relationship has Become Unhealthy

February 21, 2021 • Laura Goossens, LCSW

Are you wondering if your relationship is becoming toxic? Consider these signs to discern whether your relationship has become something unhealthy.

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Do I Matter in This Marriage?
Rev. Daniel Zylstra

Do I Matter in This Marriage?

February 10, 2021 • Rev. Daniel Zylstra

Are you feeling alone in your marriage relationship? Explore the ways that God has gifted each of you to bless your marriage and enrich your partnership.

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Keeping the Emotional Pot from Boiling Over
Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Keeping the Emotional Pot from Boiling Over

January 17, 2021 • Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Does conflict escalate quickly in your home? Choose strategies to diffuse conflict and explore it's origins in order to care well for your relationships.

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Help for Forgiving Yourself
Rev. Dr. Steven Koster

Help for Forgiving Yourself

December 9, 2020 • Rev. Dr. Steven Koster

Are you struggling to forgive yourself for the things you have done? Consider the forgiveness that we have in Jesus and his invitation to offer it freely.

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Spiraling Into Self-Pity
Rev. Jason Ruis

Spiraling Into Self-Pity

November 29, 2020 • Rev. Jason Ruis

Are you frustrated with the amount of chores that are falling to you? Consider whether you are engaging in self-pity or practicing sacrificial love.

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Am I Drinking Too Much Alcohol?
Laura Goossens, LCSW

Am I Drinking Too Much Alcohol?

November 18, 2020 • Laura Goossens, LCSW

Are you concerned about how much alcohol you or someone you love is drinking? Consider God's leading and explore the role that alcohol has in your life.

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How Do I Forgive
Lynne Scherschel, MS, LMFT

How Do I Forgive

November 11, 2020 • Lynne Scherschel, MS, LMFT

Forgiving those who have hurt you can be difficult. We want to forgive someone, but we don't know how. Check out this Biblical wisdom for forgiving others.

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Understanding Emotional Abuse
Kelsee Costanza, MS, LPC

Understanding Emotional Abuse

September 2, 2020 • Kelsee Costanza, MS, LPC

Are you wondering if a relationship has become emotionally abusive? Learn to recognize emotional abuse so you can set healthy boundaries and find healing.

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Managing Covid Conversations
Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Managing Covid Conversations

August 16, 2020 • Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Has COVID-19 become a source of tension in your relationships? Practice effective listening and speak your truth with love to help preserve relationships.

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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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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: A Lesson in Patience
Rev. Deb Koster

Jonah: A Lesson in Patience

December 12, 2012 • Rev. Deb Koster

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Treasure in Jars of Clay
Rev. Deb Koster

Treasure in Jars of Clay

August 7, 2012 • Rev. Deb Koster

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