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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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Be the mirror your child needs
Dr. Robert Ritzema

Be the mirror your child needs

January 3, 2021 • Dr. Robert Ritzema

Help your children gain a healthy sense of self. Be the mirror that helps them to see their reflection without distortion and grow into the image of God.

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8 Things Your Kids Will Complain About Now and Thank You for Later
Kim Sullivan

8 Things Your Kids Will Complain About Now and Thank You for Later

November 22, 2020 • Kim Sullivan

What behaviors are important to teach your children to prepare them for adulthood? Discover important skills your children will be grateful they learned!

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

Empathy: A Parent’s Secret Weapon

November 15, 2020 • Rev. 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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Am I Being an Overprotective Parent?
Rev. Jason Ruis

Am I Being an Overprotective Parent?

October 21, 2020 • Rev. Jason Ruis

Are you an overprotective parent? Discover how excessively protecting your kids is not the example Jesus set and discover a better approach to parenting.

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Parenting Wisdom from Proverbs and the Montessori Method
Brian Clark

Parenting Wisdom from Proverbs and the Montessori Method

October 18, 2020 • Brian Clark

Are you curious how the Montessori parenting method aligns with Christianity? Consider how the wisdom of Proverbs is reflected in their parenting method.

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Helping Your Child Battle the Grief-monster
Debi Mitchell, MS, LMFT

Helping Your Child Battle the Grief-monster

September 30, 2020 • Debi Mitchell, MS, LMFT

Do you have a child who is dealing with loss? Guide your child as they battle through the process of grieving and learn to cope with the losses in life.

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Car Ride Conversations
Rev. Jason Ruis

Car Ride Conversations

September 20, 2020 • Rev. Jason Ruis

Too rushed for family devotions? Busy parents driving children from one event to another can use their time in the car for discipleship conversations.

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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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The Benefits of Praying Together
Rev. Steven Koster

The Benefits of Praying Together

September 9, 2020 • Rev. Steven Koster

Praying with someone else can often feel uncomfortable. Discover the blessing of praying together and develop spiritual intimacy in your relationship.

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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. Steven Koster

Christian Parenting at the Dinner Table

February 11, 2014 • Rev. 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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