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Helping Children Navigate Social Media Anxiety
Laura Goossens, LCSW

Helping Children Navigate Social Media Anxiety

January 25, 2023 • Laura Goossens, LCSW

Social media can contribute to our children's anxiety. Learn how to be an effective gatekeeper for helping your children discern how to use media well.

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Addressing Common Childhood Worries
Laura Goossens, LCSW

Addressing Common Childhood Worries

January 22, 2023 • Laura Goossens, LCSW

Are you wondering how to care for your children as they deal with anxiety? Learn how you can help children navigate the common anxieties of childhood.

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Building Faith Around God's Table
Rev. Deb Koster

Building Faith Around God's Table

January 18, 2023 • Rev. Deb Koster

Wonder how to help your children engage with the Lord's Supper? Consider how these essential truths can help children appreciate communion's significance.

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Teaching Children to Pray Expectantly
Kim Sullivan

Teaching Children to Pray Expectantly

January 4, 2023 • Kim Sullivan

Do you want to raise children who pray expectantly to God? Consider this wisdom from scripture to help your children cultivate an expectant prayer life.

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Teaching our Children How to Respond to the Voice of God
Rev. Deb Koster

Teaching our Children How to Respond to the Voice of God

December 28, 2022 • Rev. Deb Koster

Do you want your children to be receptive to God's voice in their life? Consider this Biblical wisdom to teach your children to respond to God's calling.

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The Best Present is Presence
Dr. Robert Ritzema

The Best Present is Presence

December 18, 2022 • Dr. Robert Ritzema

Are you struggling with what to get your family for Christmas? Consider the value of giving your time and attention as something that is of greatest value.

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Finding Immanuel: Our God Who Longs to Draw Close
Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Finding Immanuel: Our God Who Longs to Draw Close

December 11, 2022 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

How can you describe to a child the nature of God? Consider the wisdom of scripture for pointing us to a God who chooses to dwell with us in love.

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Defusing Sibling Rivalry
Dr. Robert Ritzema

Defusing Sibling Rivalry

November 30, 2022 • Dr. Robert Ritzema

Does your household struggle with sibling rivalry? Find Biblical wisdom for building unity into your family relationships and bringing peace to your home.

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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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How NOT to Lead A Family - Lessons Learned From the Life of Lot
Kim Sullivan

How NOT to Lead A Family - Lessons Learned From the Life of Lot

November 16, 2022 • Kim Sullivan

Looking for a good example for how to lead your family? The Biblical lessons from the life of Lot will tell exactly what not to do as you lead your family!

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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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