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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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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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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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When Parents Fail Us
Rev. Deb Koster

When Parents Fail Us

February 2, 2022 • Rev. Deb Koster

Do you carry wounds from your parent's mistakes? Our earthly parents will mess up, but our Heavenly Parent remains forever loving and faithfully present.

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How Do I Help My Child Process Trauma?
Laura Goossens, LCSW

How Do I Help My Child Process Trauma?

January 23, 2022 • Laura Goossens, LCSW

Are you struggling with how to support a child who has experienced trauma? Explore how you can walk alongside and guide your child to a place of healing.

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Nourishing Faith through Daily Devotions
Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Nourishing Faith through Daily Devotions

January 5, 2022 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Are you wondering how best to help your children to grow in faith? Consider how you can cultivate faith by establishing routines of connecting with God.

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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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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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Jonah: Attitude Check
Rev. Deb Koster

Jonah: Attitude Check

December 18, 2012 • Rev. Deb Koster

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