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Help for Dealing with a Conflict Avoiding Family
Joella Ranaivoson

Help for Dealing with a Conflict Avoiding Family

August 8, 2021 • Joella Ranaivoson

Do you have people in your family that shy away from conflict? Consider how you can guide your family to face problems and manage conflict constructively.

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Dealing with a Dysfunctional Family Member
Joella Ranaivoson

Dealing with a Dysfunctional Family Member

July 18, 2021 • Joella Ranaivoson

Are you struggling with how to deal with the behavior of a dysfunctional family member? Learn how you can set boundaries to bring healing to your family.

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Jesus' Guide to Rebuilding Trust
Kim Sullivan

Jesus' Guide to Rebuilding Trust

October 6, 2019 • Kim Sullivan

Are you wondering how you will ever recover after you have experienced betrayal? Follow the example of Jesus to find a constructive path toward healing.

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In-Law Lessons from Moses
Rev. Deb Koster

In-Law Lessons from Moses

August 14, 2019 • Rev. Deb Koster

Do you have troubled relationships with your in-laws? Consider the Biblical relationship of Moses and Jethro for an example of healthy family dynamics.

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Family Estrangement: How to Find Healing in Brokenness
Julie Plagens

Family Estrangement: How to Find Healing in Brokenness

August 11, 2019 • Julie Plagens

Is your family being torn apart by conflict? Discover important faith lessons that were learned in a family's journey from estrangement to reconciliation.

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Why is it So Difficult to Draw Boundaries With Parents?
Rev. Deb Koster

Why is it So Difficult to Draw Boundaries With Parents?

April 10, 2019 • Rev. Deb Koster

Do you struggle with drawing boundaries with your parents? Consider the common challenges of limit setting so you can foster healthy relationships.

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The Difficult Daughter (or Son)-In-Law
Dr. Robert Ritzema

The Difficult Daughter (or Son)-In-Law

March 24, 2019 • Dr. Robert Ritzema

Do you have a distant relationship with a daughter-in-law? Consider these compassionate ways to respond to heal tensions and build strong relationships.

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Making the most of living with extended family
Donna Southard, MA, LCPC, Family Therapist

Making the most of living with extended family

April 19, 2018 • Donna Southard, MA, LCPC, Family Therapist

Living with extended family can be a challenge and a blessing. Discover healthy guidelines for creating an environment of mutual cooperation and respect.

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Navigating In-law Relationships
Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Navigating In-law Relationships

February 12, 2018 • Rev. Kelly Vander Woude

Do you struggle with in-law relationships? Discover ways to navigate these foreign relationships to build cross cultural connections with extended family.

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Navigating Difficult Relationships
Rev. Deb Koster

Navigating Difficult Relationships

August 24, 2017 • Rev. Deb Koster

Do you struggle with messy relationships? Consider how you can navigate the messiness with the love of Christ Jesus to bring healing to the brokenness.

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Devotions

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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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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