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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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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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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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Open Mouth Insert Foot, The Power of Words, Love Darcy, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Family Matters Blog, Grace Based Parenting

  Has God ever illustrated a spiritual principle to you through your children? I think that’s one of the reasons He loans those kids to us. Maybe that’s why He gave Tim and me four – we needed to learn a lot of lessons. Kids are one of God’s visual aids in our lives and […]

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16
Aug
2013

A Baby Changes Everything

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A Baby Changes Everything, Darcy Kimmel, Love Darcy, Family Matters Blog, Grace Based Parenting, Dr. Tim Kimmel

  If you’re a parent, you know exactly what I mean when I say, “A baby changes everything”. For those who have yet to enter into the world of parenting, no amount of explanation or illustration could ever do justice to this statement. It’s one of those things that has to be experienced first hand […]

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Baby Boomerangers, Love Darcy, Darcy Kimmel, Extreme Grandparenting, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Grace Based Parenting, Family Matters

  He’s probably the last one of our kids that we expected to move back home again. He’s the one who had a full ride to any Arizona University, but decided he wanted to explore his inner Texan and headed off to Texas A&M to kickoff a 10 year adventure in the Lone Star State. […]

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14
Jun
2013
Moms want to kiss away the hurt, Darcy Kimmel, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Family Matters Blog, Grace Based Parenting, Mother, Parenting, Firefighter

It doesn’t matter what age our child is, there are times when us Moms want to waive a magic wand and make it all better for them. There are the usual potholes of life that our kids have to deal with – hurt feelings, last choice for the team, overlooked for the part, break ups […]

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