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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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Stop Looking for Your Soulmate
Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Stop Looking for Your Soulmate

March 16, 2022 • Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Are you wondering if your spouse is really your soulmate? Recognize God's design for marriage and commit yourself to cultivating intimacy and commitment.

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Why Can't  My Spouse Recognize My Needs?
Laura Goossens, LCSW

Why Can't My Spouse Recognize My Needs?

March 13, 2022 • Laura Goossens, LCSW

Are you wishing your spouse could recognize your needs? Consider the differing experiences that shape us and discover how to communicate more effectively.

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When Hateful Words are Spoken
Rev. Dr. Steven Koster

When Hateful Words are Spoken

January 30, 2022 • Rev. Dr. Steven Koster

Is someone you love living in a relationship where the communication is toxic? Explore how God has called us to respond when hateful words are spoken.

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Help! My Procrastination is Hurting My Relationships
Rev. Deb Koster

Help! My Procrastination is Hurting My Relationships

January 2, 2022 • Rev. Deb Koster

Is procrastination becoming an unhelpful pattern that impacts your relationships? What steps do you need to take to honor God with your use of time.

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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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Have Hope For Your Marriage
Dr. Robert Ritzema

Have Hope For Your Marriage

December 1, 2021 • Dr. Robert Ritzema

Marriage can go through seasons of unhappiness, but don't lose hope, God will walk with you. Discover great advice for restoring hope in your marriage.

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When the Boat Rocks: Advice for Newlyweds
Rev. Deb Koster

When the Boat Rocks: Advice for Newlyweds

November 17, 2021 • Rev. Deb Koster

Launching into the seas of matrimony is challenging if you are not prepared. Discover advice for helping newlyweds launch into married life successfully.

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Living in an Imperfect Marriage
Kim Sullivan

Living in an Imperfect Marriage

October 31, 2021 • Kim Sullivan

Sometimes the way to demonstrate love to a spouse requires setting limits around behavior. Discover when God wants submission and when action is required.

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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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