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Making Scripture the Parenting Authority in Your Home
Kim Sullivan

Making Scripture the Parenting Authority in Your Home

September 8, 2021 • Kim Sullivan

God's word should be the spiritual guide in your home. Check out these practical ways for you to establish God's word as the ruling authority in your home.

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Nine Conversations to Have With Your College-Bound child.
Rev. Deb Koster

Nine Conversations to Have With Your College-Bound child.

August 18, 2021 • Rev. Deb Koster

Wondering how to equip your child for facing the challenges of college life? Try these helpful conversations to prepare your child for new independence.

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Launching College Kids
Kim Sullivan

Launching College Kids

August 15, 2021 • Kim Sullivan

Worried about your child leaving for college? Consider this wisdom from scripture to help equip your child to handle the transition to college life.

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Should Parents Have Favorites?
Joella Ranaivoson

Should Parents Have Favorites?

August 11, 2021 • Joella Ranaivoson

Do you struggle with feeling closer to one child than another? Discover how you can bridge the disconnection and build deeper bonds with your children.

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Is it okay for my child to explore other faith traditions?
Joella Ranaivoson

Is it okay for my child to explore other faith traditions?

July 28, 2021 • Joella Ranaivoson

Are you worried about your children being curious about other faith traditions? Learn how you can support your kids and guide them to encounter God.

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How Do I Cope with The Shame of My Child's Choices?
Joella Ranaivoson

How Do I Cope with The Shame of My Child's Choices?

July 7, 2021 • Joella Ranaivoson

Are you feeling shame over the choices your children are making? Take a fresh look and explore how you can be supportive as well as differentiated

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Why Mentoring Matters
Rev. Jason Ruis

Why Mentoring Matters

June 27, 2021 • Rev. Jason Ruis

Do you wonder about the benefits of mentoring? Explore scripture to see why mentoring is critical for growing faith and establishing healthy communities.

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Helping Kids Discover Their Gifts
Kim Sullivan

Helping Kids Discover Their Gifts

June 16, 2021 • Kim Sullivan

Do you wonder how to encourage your children to discover their gifts? Discover how to guide your children to see the gifts that God has given to them.

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Parenting With the Grain
Dr. Robert Ritzema

Parenting With the Grain

June 13, 2021 • Dr. Robert Ritzema

Do you struggle with understanding your child? Find healthy advice on how you can become aware of your child's needs and your own desires for their life.

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Building God's Kingdom Through Mundane Parenting Tasks
Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Building God's Kingdom Through Mundane Parenting Tasks

May 26, 2021 • Nadia Swearingen-Friesen

Some parenting tasks can feel never ending and you wonder if you are making a difference. Be inspired to see how each act of caring builds God's kingdom.

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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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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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