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resourceofthemonth - may

This year is the 30th anniversary of Family Matters. That’s right folks! We’ve been at this thing for three decades now! We have met so many wonderful people, partnered with some great ministries like Focus on the Family and Family Life, and God has used our efforts to touch the lives of countless families with the message of His grace. Praise the Lord!! One of the ways we would like to celebrate what God has done in us and through us is to highlight one resource a month as a way to familiarize you with what Family Matters has to offer in order to minister to you better.

This month’s resource highlight is Grace Based Parenting by Dr. Tim Kimmel.

Too much of today’s Christian parenting is based on fear: fear of the world . . . fear of liberal culture . . . fear of other parents’ and the church”s opinions. Best-selling author Dr. Tim Kimmel says fear, “is an excellent way to wreck your kids.”

Grace-based parenting, on the other hand, relies on God’s love, replicates His forgiveness and commitment to His children, and displaces fear as a motivator for every behavior.

Grace-Based Parenting will help you:

  • Find the balance point in a world of extremes
  • Keep from investing your energies in a long list of things that don’t matter
  • Make parenting more fun
  • Liberate your children emotionally and spiritually
  • Prepare your whole family for a lifetime of healthy choices and relationships-with God and with each other

{For more information and to read an excerpt from the book click here.}

If you’re eager to get your hands on a copy of this book we have some great news! We want our Family Matters Blog readers to have a chance to win a copy of Grace Based Parenting!

Like all of our giveaways, you have to do a little something…



*One entry per person per method of entry. Be sure to enter a separate comment for each method of entry (one comment for Facebook, one comment for Twitter, etc.). This way you have a higher chance of winning.

1. COMMENT: Leave a comment on this blog post telling us why you’d like to read Grace Based Parenting.

2. TWITTER: Follow Family Matters on Twitter – just copy and paste this message into your tweet Hey! @Family_Matters is giving away a copy of #GraceBasedParenting!

3. FACEBOOK: Like Family Matters on Facebook.

4. EMAIL/RSS: Sign up to receive our blog updates via Email or RSS feed.

Giveaway ends Friday, May 18th, 2012. Winner is chosen randomly and will be announced here as soon as they’ve accepted the prize. Good luck, everyone!


But there’s more… too eager to wait and see if you’ve won? We don’t blame you.

Throughout the month of May Grace Based Parenting is 30% off! 

To take advantage of this awesome deal, shop at the Family Matters {Online} Store.

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  1. Erin Bishop says:

    I would love to win a copy of this book because I’m struggling with this very concept right now with my 14 year old daughter. In a nutshell, I’m trying to find where grace and parenting a 14 year old intersect :) I believe this book would provide me with the wisdom and encouragement I’m seeking not only for our 14 year old, but also with our 8 year old boy who is quickly growing into a young man and absorbing so much of the outside world.

    Thank you for this opportunity!


  2. Erin Bishop says:

    I like Family Matters on FB.

    Thank you!!

  3. Erin Bishop says:

    I tweeted about this- my account is _WhateverGirls

    Thank you !

  4. Stephanie says:

    I would love to win this book! I saw Dr. Kimmel at the MOPS convention last year and learned so much. Thanks!

  5. Stephanie says:

    I “liked” family matters on FB!

  6. Stephanie says:

    I already follow your blog through my RSS feed!

  7. Maggie C says:

    I’d love to win Grace Based Parenting…because it sounds wonderful!… And especially because I do not want to “motivate” my children by fear! Sometimes I think it is hard to apply concepts on your own, I could use a little direction!

  8. Maggie C says:

    I follow you on Facebook!

  9. Maggie C says:

    I subscribe by email!

  10. Michelle says:

    I would love to read this book. We believe in Grace and are confronted everyday by friends parenting with fear. I would love to have the reinforcement.

  11. Cynthia says:

    I’ve been eyeing this book for quite a while. I have three chilren and a fourth on the way and foster kiddos in the future. Grace Based Parenting is necessary!

  12. Cynthia says:

    I already “like” Family Matters on FB.

  13. Cynthia says:

    I already follow your blog in my e-mail!

  14. Sara Spencer says:

    I have loved every moment of this book. And honestly I would like to bless another parent with a copy!
    Thank you Family Matters for continuing to reach out in this world.

  15. Laurie says:

    I would love to read this book and learn about taking a different approach to parenting than “fear based” methods.

  16. Laurie says:

    I liked Family Matters on facebook.

  17. Shawn says:

    I would love to read this because I have 6 kids, 2 are grown but still young and in need of grace based parenting. My parenting has evolved over the years and I am far more interested in listening, humbling myself and being available for my kids. They are some of the best kids in the world and I just want to be better and do better with the time and energy I have. God is working with me to help me as I struggle with second guessing, doubts, and worries as a parent. It’s been a long ride, bu I have 4 still with me and want to enjoy and give them the joy of a loving and supportive parent.

  18. Allie Griffin says:

    We had the wonderful opportunity to spend a weekend with Tim and Darcy Kimmel at the National Harbor WTR. And we wish we had bought the book there. Would love to win one, but we are buying a copy too! Thanks!

  19. 3 kids and I don’t know what I’m doing as a parent. I need this book. ;)

  20. I already like Family Matters on FB.

  21. I follow Family Matters on Twitter.

  22. I subscribe via RSS

  23. Katherine Aitken says:

    I would love to win this to make parenting more fun for me and my 5 children.

  24. Katherine Aitken says:

    Following on Twitter, and I tweeted as @mumoffunkids

  25. Katherine Aitken says:

    I already like Family Matters on facebook

  26. Katherine Aitken says:

    I am subscribed by e-mail

  27. julie says:

    I would love to pass this book on to a friend of mine who has three kids under five!

  28. julie says:

    I liked the facebook page

  29. julie says:

    I retweeted

  30. julie says:

    I subscribed to rss

  31. Kristy says:

    I have found myself in a rut with being a stay at home mom. I could use some encouragement.

  32. Loraine says:

    I would love to win a copy of this book. Parenting has continuously stretched and challenged me to be a better mother. I am eagar to read about how I can approach this beautiful journey with more grace. Thank you for this giveaway.

  33. Loraine says:

    I like Family matters on FB

  34. Jenn Cowley says:

    I am a big fan of Dr. Kimmel and Family Matters. Many of your books are on my “must buy” list, including this one. Thanks for the wonderful advice your Ministry gives to the world!

  35. Whitney says:

    I would like direction on how to raise our son.

  36. Nicki says:

    I would like to win this book so that I can apply the concept to my children. I struggle every day trying to figure out how to keep them safe and yet not live in fear.

  37. Nicki says:

    I liked you on facebook.

  38. MandyK says:

    I would love to win this excellent resource!

  39. MandyK says:

    I follow family matters on Facebook.

  40. leslie says:

    I have had this book on my radar for awhile, and really do want to read it. With 3 kids, i really feel it would be a great book to read because there are days I really could have more grace in my parenting.

  41. Jessica says:

    I would love to win the book to learn more about parenting without fear. This book sounds like a great resource!

  42. because I need all the grace I can get in life and especially parenting! (:

  43. Kelly says:

    We are brand new parents with a 4 month old. Our church recommened the book and we want to read it to start off our parenting journey on the right foot….with much grace! Thanks so much!

  44. Tanya says:

    Would love to have help parenting two teens!

  45. Tanya says:

    Have “liked” you on Facebook.

  46. Jamie K. says:

    Would love to have a Godly parenting book to read!

  47. Jamie K. says:

    I follow the email from FM.

  48. Jamie K. says:

    “Liked” FM on facebook also.

  49. Tammie Schenk says:

    I love Family Matters and I loved RTGK in Green Bay!!

  50. Tammie Schenk says:

    I love Family Matters and I loved RTGK in Green Bay! We have 2 children of very opposite personalilties. We want to raise them in a Christian based home filled with Grace and LOVE! We would love to win a copy of the book! Thanks!

  51. Tammie Schenk says:

    following on twitter @tammieviolin

  52. Tammie Schenk says:

    signed up via email

  53. We are adopting 8 & 10 year old brothers out of US foster care. They have an abuse and neglect background and have been in foster care for more than half their lives. We want to build them back up as only Christ through us can. This seems like the perfect book to help us do that.