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beauty, cosmetic industry, Family matters, Karis Murray

  {Click here to see Part 1}   We’re all His beautiful image.   The moment you’re conceived you are beauty. Whether you’re young or old, thick or thin, healthy or sick, you’re beauty. Beauty isn’t subjective, beauty is innate. Beauty is as God is, unchanging, everlasting and limitless.   So, why is it damaging to continue […]

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beauty, cosmetic industry, Family matters, Karis Murray

  Body image is hotter than ever as a cultural idol. The fashion, fitness, weight-loss and cosmetics industries spend billions every year to convince you that there is a lot you can do to be more beautiful, and conveniently, they have the product/workout/pill/diet/potion/procedure to help you get there. Yet, every year the cancer of self-loathing […]

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17
Sep
2014

The Other Woman

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The other woman, grace based parenting, teens, dating

It’s happening. I knew this day would come.  I’m grateful it didn’t come sooner.  I’m still not ready. My son, once carried inside my body, but now more than a head taller than me . . . who once called me mama, but now sometimes says “mom” like the word is almost too distasteful for […]

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21
Aug
2014

The Problem with Pinterest

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the problem with pinterest

{an archive from 2012} I’m about to do something very stupid. (Unfortunately for me, it’s not a first). I’m going to take on a new American Icon. I’m going to mess with something that has quickly become as sacred as Mom’s apple pie. I’m going to take a swipe at Pinterest!! Now don’t get me […]

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20
Aug
2014

Overdue Me Time

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Overdue Me Time, Jenny Gillespie, Grace based parenting, Family Matters, Parenthood

“Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own? For you have been bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body.” 1 Cor. 6:19-20   My body is full of coffee, […]

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05
Aug
2014
I am a Pile Queen, Jenny Gillespie, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Family Matters, Grace based parenting, Little House on the Freeway, Resources, Hurried Lifestyle, Rest

If you could see my house right now, you would see piles.  Neat piles, but none the less, still mountains of piles.  Rest assured I know exactly what each pile represents.  What I don’t know is how to attack each pile and when.  It seems as though time escapes me and I pass off my […]

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burning-marriage

Dear Readers, My name is Karis Murray. I’m the Creative Director at Family Matters, and my parents, Dr. Tim and Darcy Kimmel founded this ministry in 1983. At Family Matters, we’ve always been message-bearers. Everything we do… books, conferences, speaking engagements, radio, blogging and social media is for one purpose: To carry the message of […]

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10
Jul
2014

Something New

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marriage vows, grace, family matters, michelle hutchison, something new

  When I got married ten years ago, I really thought I was taking my vows seriously.   My (then) new husband and I thought we had all the ingredients for a strong marriage, like you’d find them on a checklist or something. A budding romance. Check. Common goals. Check. Shared interests. Check. A (sort […]

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02
Jul
2014

It’s Not Contagious

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Grace Based Parenting, Single Mom, Family Matters, Sue Birdseye

  Things changed when my husband left…many things.  One thing I didn’t anticipate is the change in friendships.   For 18 years I was part of a couple, and although we didn’t do everything as a couple, we did do most things.  Being part of a couple meant more than just double dates.  It meant […]

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High Cost of High Control, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Family matters, Grace Based parenting, Resource of the month

  “In {the} “Appearance is everything” homes, a child might be struggling from the friction between his parents, but he’s forbidden to mention anything to relatives or teachers who could offer him emotional support while his parents work out their differences. Or a family might be experiencing a series of financial setbacks, but their daughter […]

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