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Balancing Technology Use
Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Balancing Technology Use

May 11, 2022 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Looking for guidance on how to limit your children's use of technology? Discover a Christian approach to help your children to use technology responsibly.

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Establishing Healthy Screen-Time Habits For Children
Jean Holthaus, LMSW, LISW

Establishing Healthy Screen-Time Habits For Children

May 8, 2022 • Jean Holthaus, LMSW, LISW

Are you struggling to manage the electronic devices in your household? Consider how you can model wisdom and guide your children to use technology wisely.

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A Mother's Hands
Kim Sullivan

A Mother's Hands

May 4, 2022 • Kim Sullivan

This Mother’s Day, think about the many hands of women who have cared for and inspired you. Discover what the Bible says about the blessing of mothers.

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Balancing the Mother Load
Rev. Deb Koster

Balancing the Mother Load

May 1, 2022 • Rev. Deb Koster

Are you feeling overwhelmed by your role as a mom? Learn how you can set down your load at God's feet and be equipped with God's strength as you parent.

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Kingdom Building Practices of the Early Church
Rev. Deb Koster

Kingdom Building Practices of the Early Church

April 19, 2022 • Rev. Deb Koster

Wonder why the early church was successful? Discover practices that guided the church and see how they are still significant for vital faith community.

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Sex After Kids Arrive?
Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Sex After Kids Arrive?

March 30, 2022 • Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Has your love life suffered or even disappeared since the birth of your baby? Discover how prioritizing your sexual relationship can bless your marriage.

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Three Ways to Build Parenting Resilience
Ellen Duffield

Three Ways to Build Parenting Resilience

March 27, 2022 • Ellen Duffield

Are you feeling overwhelmed by your role as a parent? Consider the ways that you can foster resilience and create a more effective parenting partnership.

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Guiding Children to Respect their Grandparents
Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Guiding Children to Respect their Grandparents

February 27, 2022 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Do you wonder how to connect with family members who are generations apart from you? Choose to give the gift of presence and find the blessing of family.

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How to Parent When You Disagree
Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

How to Parent When You Disagree

February 23, 2022 • Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Do you and your spouse disagree about parenting decisions? Consider how you can support one another and find common ground to keep a united front at home.

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Parenting on Fumes and Learning Selfcare
Jess Ronne

Parenting on Fumes and Learning Selfcare

February 20, 2022 • Jess Ronne

Are you feeling exhausted and lacking the strength for your parenting role? Consider how you can prioritize some self-care to allow God to strengthen you.

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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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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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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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