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Lost child, prodigal son, Darcy Kimmel, Grace Based Parenting, Why Christian kids rebel, family Matters

I recognized my friend’s number on caller ID and had mixed feelings about answering my phone.  A call from her usually meant at least a half hour of listening to a heartbroken Mom whose wayward son had done another unspeakable act of rebellion.  Drugs, car wrecks, theft, dishonoring rage, getting a girl pregnant… If there […]

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08
Apr
2014
Family Matters, Grace based parenting, Sibling Rivalry, Darcy Kimmel, fighting, tattle

  Of course, as I have said before, sibling rivalry is part of our human nature. You’ve been a parent long enough to debunk the myth that many pre-parents believe – that a “good” parent should be able to raise a well behaved kid who doesn’t fight with their sibling.(earth to innocent, come in) Unless […]

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14
Mar
2014

Marriage and Meltdowns

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meltdown, grace filled marriage, dr tim kimmel

I had a meltdown the other day. A major meltdown – tears, yelling – the whole nine yards. Those of you who know me are probably picking your jaw up from the table right now – thinking two things. One, she always seems so calm and collected.  I had no idea she was capable of […]

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11
Mar
2014
Mommy Grace, Darcy Kimmel, Grace Based Parenting, Dr. Tim Kimmel

The buzz around Family Matters lately has been about the The Grace List. In a fresh and profound way, Tim has been writing and speaking lately about how to take the grace that we receive from Christ’s death on the cross and bring it home to our relationships with our children and our spouses. I […]

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boytalkingonphone

Now, don’t try to tell me you’ve never had this thought because I know you have. Depositing your sticky, squirmy, screaming sweetheart in seat 10B while you continue on to seat 27D. Believe me if we could get away with it, all of us would have considered this option. Travelling with kids not only tests […]

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19
Feb
2014

A Parent’s Checklist

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Family Matters, Grace Based Parenting, Kimmel, Darcy Kimmel, Dr. Tim Kimmel, A Parent's Checklist

What is it about a child’s wedding that gives us parents a sense that we can put a big check mark on our subconscious parental check list? Yes, we’ve been checking off these items since they were born. √  Sleep through the night √  Potty trained √  Dress themselves √  Ride a bike √  Make […]

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FDay17

Faith And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him. Hebrews 11:6   Faith is a big part of marriage. Not necessarily faith in oneself or faith in our mate, but faith in the One […]

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31 Days of Prayer for your Spouse, Family Matters, Love

Love “And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.” I Corinthians 13:13   I’ve often wondered why the Holy Spirit directed Paul to highlight love over these two other stellar character traits. I have a feeling it has something to do with the high cost of the […]

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Family Matters, Angie Ryg, Family

They’re probably not some of the most popular emails that I compose all year, but they are necessary and they are expected by the recipients. What am I talking about? The dreaded “family photo” emails. In the interest of full disclosure, these emails are sent to everyone involved so that no one can feign ignorance […]

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30
Oct
2013
Family Matters, Grace based parenting, Sibling Rivalry, Darcy Kimmel, fighting, tattle

Sibling Rivalry! Just the phrase has us grinding our teeth and looking for someone to throttle. How many times has a road trip or a meal been ruined by the squabbling that goes on between your children? Just once you wish those children would act like the angels you thought they were when they were […]

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