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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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Learning How to Practice Empathy
Rev. Deb Koster

Learning How to Practice Empathy

July 6, 2022 • Rev. Deb Koster

Sympathy and empathy are not the same. Learn to be empathetic to those in need of our help. Find help for practicing the art of being empathetic to others.

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How Do I Manage Frustration?
Rev. Deb Koster

How Do I Manage Frustration?

June 8, 2022 • Rev. Deb Koster

Frustrations are a normal part of life but don't let them control you. Discover these helpful biblical guidelines for managing frustrations constructively!

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Uprooting the Idols in Our Families
Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Uprooting the Idols in Our Families

June 5, 2022 • Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

We all have idols that take the place of God in our lives. Let scripture guide you to uproot the idols in your life and restore your relationship with God.

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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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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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