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Marriage & Family

Preparing your kids before they see naked pictures

by Dr. Dave Currie   I am concerned about our little ones getting online exposure to explicit sexual images they were never designed to see. Covenant Eyes, the Christian leader in Internet protection software, shows in its research the average age of a little boy coming in contact with pornography is 9.5 years old. If that’s […]

Marriage & Family

Photos, memories and Mom

by Ed Hird   This summer you may consider visiting one of our numerous Greater Vancouver historical societies and regional museums, like the Deep Cove Historical Society.  They usually offer hundreds of fascinating photos available to help one reminisce and explore.  A picture is indeed worth a thousand words.  Over the 37 years that I […]

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Joy in the Midst of parenting chaos

by Heather Isaak   “Know what mommy?” My daughter announced, “I save all my good energy for school. That’s why all I have left is bad energy for home.” She wasn’t kidding. The morning was filled with tough moments and it had me frazzled. I picked at a dried glob of oatmeal on my shirt, […]

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Check up on your Father’s Influence

by Pastors Dave and Cheryl Koop, Coastal Church, Vancouver   God sees every chapter of your life, from the beginning to the end. He has thought through the plot. You’re most likely familiar with Jeremiah 29:11 where the Bible says “I know the thoughts I have for you, says the Lord. They are plans for […]

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Caring From our Heart

by Pastor Walter Wiens   The children had been sitting with their dying mother for several days. On our first visit Edith and I, along with the family, expected that God would call the mother home any hour.  On our second visit, some three days later, we again sat with the family, expecting God to […]

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Family Matters

Ancient Burials   Sunrise Family Services Society   Millennial Ministry   Porters: History in the Baking   HOMESCHOOL SPOTLIGHT: Anchor Academy     Ancient Burials Funeral Preplanning: Save Costs, Stay in Control of Your Finances In our last article, we pointed out a few good reasons for pre-planning a funeral. Pre-planned funerals ease the emotional […]

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Summer days or summer daze?

by Dr. Dave Currie   I totally remember counting the days till summer holidays began. Didn’t we all? Just 17 days until school’s out! Yahoo! It wasn’t like I didn’t enjoy the classroom but those summer days carried an aura of adventure that became to me something almost mystical. I loved all that summer brought […]

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5 things wise grandparents do

by Dr. Dave Currie   I am called ‘G-Pa’ referring to my role as the very proud grandfather of 12 amazing grandchildren. I haven’t heard anyone else called G-Pa in my life, likely because I made up the name. We’ve all heard of Grandpa, Grandfather, Granddad, Opa, Papa and even Granddaddy (we have southern relatives), […]

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A Mother’s Influence

by Pastors Dave and Cheryl Koop, Coastal Church   An editor submitted a list of people to Winston Churchill, asking who on the list had been his teacher. He returned the list with this comment, “you have omitted to mention the greatest of my teachers, my mother.” In Exodus 2 we read about Jochebed, Moses’ […]

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Steps to rebuild trust – Betrayed :Part 2

by Dr. Dave Currie Last month, in Part 1 of Betrayed, I laid out the challenges facing our generation regarding the breaking of trust. In it I detailed the 12 steps that the offending partner should take to seek to rebuild trust with their mate. If you haven’t read Part 1, you can view it […]