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Sibling Conflict: Lessons from the Bible
Kim Sullivan

Sibling Conflict: Lessons from the Bible

November 27, 2022 • Kim Sullivan

Is sibling rivalry causing challenges on the home front? Consider this wisdom from scripture to see how God is at work even through our challenges.

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Living into the Authority God Established for Families
Rev. Deb Koster

Living into the Authority God Established for Families

November 13, 2022 • Rev. Deb Koster

Are you struggling with being in charge of your household? Consider this guidance from scripture to reclaim your authority and bring peace to the home.

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The Art & Grit of Granting Forgiveness
Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

The Art & Grit of Granting Forgiveness

October 20, 2021 • Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Is your relationship struggling? Discover the blessing of forgiveness to restore peace and joy as well as cultivating a deeper intimacy with one another.

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Establishing Discipline in the Blended Family Home
Rev. Deb Koster

Establishing Discipline in the Blended Family Home

April 25, 2021 • Rev. Deb Koster

Blended families face unique challenges. Find helpful advice for establishing discipline in your home to build healthy relationships within your family.

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What’s Your Emotional Bank Balance?
Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

What’s Your Emotional Bank Balance?

January 10, 2021 • Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Are you dealing with negativity in your home? Discover how setting an example of affirmation and gratitude can shift your home into a constructive dynamic.

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Empathy: A Parent’s Secret Weapon
Rev. Dr. Steven Koster

Empathy: A Parent’s Secret Weapon

November 15, 2020 • Rev. Dr. Steven Koster

Are you struggling with your child's emotional outbursts? Discover the value of tuning in to the emotions being expressed and responding with empathy.

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Mentoring Children to Manage their Conflicts
Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Mentoring Children to Manage their Conflicts

September 16, 2020 • Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Tired of playing the referee in your children's conflicts? Consider this great Biblical advice to help your children learn how to manage their conflicts.

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Why Our Words Matter
Rev. Deb Koster

Why Our Words Matter

September 13, 2020 • Rev. Deb Koster

Our words have an impact on others. Explore Biblical wisdom on why our choice of words matters and consider what your words convey to the lives of others.

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Does My Child Need Counseling?
Melinda Hammond, PsyD

Does My Child Need Counseling?

August 23, 2020 • Melinda Hammond, PsyD

Are you concerned that your child may need counseling? Explore these five signs to see if your child might benefit from the help of a trained professional.

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Parenting in a Pandemic: Being the Calm in the Storm
Rev. Katherine Hirschberg

Parenting in a Pandemic: Being the Calm in the Storm

July 15, 2020 • Rev. Katherine Hirschberg

Does your home feel chaotic during the pandemic with your children acting out? Learn how you can be a stabilizing force that brings peace to your home.

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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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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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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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Christian Parenting at the Dinner Table
Rev. Dr. Steven Koster

Christian Parenting at the Dinner Table

February 11, 2014 • Rev. Dr. Steven Koster

Do you struggle finding time to sit together around the dinner table? Discover the blessings that come from time spent together as family with God's word.

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Making Time to Stay Connected
Rev. Deb Koster

Making Time to Stay Connected

October 18, 2013 • Rev. Deb Koster

Do you feel overwhelmed with life's challenges? Find some encouragement from scripture and discover how God sees you. God takes great delight in you!

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Tell of His Faithfulness
Rev. Deb Koster

Tell of His Faithfulness

September 8, 2013 • Rev. Deb Koster

We have seen God's faithfulness and our job is to tell that story to others. Tell your story of God's grace and celebrate the faithful deeds of our Lord!

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