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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 The High Cost of High Control.

The High Cost of High Control helps you understand the various types and causes of controlling behavior, from passive manipulation to aggressive control. You will learn how to break free from the pain caused by controlling personalities-your own and others’-and develop or restore secure, lasting relationships.

If you’re eager to get your hands on a copy of this amazing resource, we have some great news for you! We want our Family Matters Blog readers to have a chance to win a copy of The High Cost of High Control!

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 Extreme Grandparenting. 

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 #TheHighCostofHighControl!

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, October 12th, 2012. Winner is chosen randomly and will be announced here as soon as they’ve accepted the prize. Good luck, everyone!


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  1. Matt says:

    I’d love to have this resource. Thanks!


  2. Shelli says:

    I’d like to have this because I struggle with being controlled by people! :)

  3. Patti says:

    I am an extreme grandmother whose grandchildren live with her as does their mother. There are never enough tools available to improve skills and keep the family happy and healthy.

  4. Annette says:

    Would love to educate myself & daughters of the lessons
    Control gives to teach us about living in a world that only sees more and more of it.

  5. Beth says:

    With seven kids ranging from 5 to 16, it’s hard to figure out how much guidance each one needs and when I’ve crossed the line into controlling for my “good” instead of theirs. I would have this book read in the first 24 hours!!

  6. The Bates family says:

    We are a Pine Cove family and have LOVED having Tim & Darcy speak to us during Family Camp! So excited to hear Opie is on staff with you all now too! Our hearts are to help marriages & , so this resource would be a valuable asset to help as we mentor couples. We LOVE and appreciate all you do!

  7. Vicki says:

    I’d love to read this book because I want to learn how to break free from being controlling.. for my kid’s sake, my husband’s sake, my sake and for God’s kingdom sake!

  8. Jamie Martin says:

    This will hopefully be my parents’ Christmas gift, so they get a WAKE UP CALL!

  9. Jamie Martin says:

    Already a fan on Facebook – Jamie Leigh Martin!

  10. Lee says:

    I have dealt with a few people with controlling behavior and would love to learn how to respond appropriately!