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Guiding Teens to Manage their Sexual Desires
Jean Holthaus, LMSW, LISW

Guiding Teens to Manage their Sexual Desires

June 19, 2022 • Jean Holthaus, LMSW, LISW

Are you struggling with how to help your teens to make wise choices with their bodies? Learn how you can guide your child to make sexually wise decisions.

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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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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 a Child in College
Joella Ranaivoson

Parenting a Child in College

February 9, 2022 • Joella Ranaivoson

Are you wondering how to parent your child from afar while they are in college? Explore how you can guide your teen into adulthood with love and wisdom.

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Helping Your Child Choose a College
Rev. Dr. Bret Lamsma

Helping Your Child Choose a College

February 6, 2022 • Rev. Dr. Bret Lamsma

Feel anxious about how to help your child navigate the college search process? Learn how you can be a supportive guide through the decision making process.

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Caring for Your Child with an Addiction
Laura Goossens, LCSW

Caring for Your Child with an Addiction

January 26, 2022 • Laura Goossens, LCSW

Are you feeling lost trying to care for a child with an addiction? Consider how you can avoid enabling behaviors to guide your child on a path to recovery.

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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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Nurturing Faith by Challenging and Encouraging
Rev. Jason Ruis

Nurturing Faith by Challenging and Encouraging

October 13, 2021 • Rev. Jason Ruis

Struggling to give your children the challenge and encouragement they need? Learn how to support and challenge your children with wisdom from 1 Timothy.

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8 Scripture Promises for Christian Parents
Kim Sullivan

8 Scripture Promises for Christian Parents

October 10, 2021 • Kim Sullivan

We have lots of fears as parents for the physical and spiritual safety of our children. Scripture offers promises to help us navigate our parenting fears.

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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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