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Battling a Negative Body Image
Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Battling a Negative Body Image

March 24, 2021 • Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Do you know someone who struggles with a negative body image? The standards of the world will discourage us but God is the source of our true beauty.

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How Do I Raise My Child to Embrace Faith?
Rev. Deb Koster

How Do I Raise My Child to Embrace Faith?

March 14, 2021 • Rev. Deb Koster

Every Christian parent wants their kids to have a strong and authentic faith, but how do we help them get there? From kids to teens, here's how to help.

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Helping Your Teen Gain Self-Worth
Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Helping Your Teen Gain Self-Worth

March 10, 2021 • Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra

Does your child struggle with self- worth? Parents can encourage their teens to build their identity in Christ rather than upon their own achievements.

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Six Steps to Inspiring Spiritual Growth in Your Family
Kim Sullivan

Six Steps to Inspiring Spiritual Growth in Your Family

February 17, 2021 • Kim Sullivan

Spiritual growth happens as we cultivate spiritual habits at home. Invest in the spiritual health of your family using faithful guidance from the shema.

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How do I help my young adult gain a healthy sense of self-worth?
Laura Goossens, LCSW

How do I help my young adult gain a healthy sense of self-worth?

February 7, 2021 • Laura Goossens, LCSW

Does your child struggle with self-worth? Help your child foster a healthy view of self by connecting them with their identity as a beloved child of God.

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Becoming a Shepherding Parent
Kim Sullivan

Becoming a Shepherding Parent

January 27, 2021 • Kim Sullivan

Parents can learn about leadership from the example of the Good Shepherd. Jesus used the example of shepherding sheep to show us how to care for our flock.

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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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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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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 our Grieving Teens
Debi Mitchell, MS, LMFT

Parenting our Grieving Teens

August 26, 2020 • Debi Mitchell, MS, LMFT

Is your teen processing feelings of grief? Consider the role that you can play to help your teens process their feelings to navigate difficult season.

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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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