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14
Apr
2014
Family Matters, Grace Based Parenting, Stepfamily, Laura Petherbridge, The Smart Stepmom

  “Is this how you felt when Colin and Erin were born?” I softly asked Steve, my husband.   “Yes.” He replied. “And when the grandchildren begin to arrive it is one more reminder of how stepfamilies are different than first time marriages.”   Although I was very excited and happy when his grandchildren came […]

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11
Apr
2014

I’m Still Learning

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I'm Still Learning, Family Matters, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Grace Filled Marriage, Grace Based Parenting, Marriage, Love

  I have been married for over 13 years.  You’d think I’d have this whole “wife” thing down by now.   Last year I thought I had this down; I thought I knew everything there was to know about marriage, love, and also about my husband.  I thought we had a great life together, I […]

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Grace Filled Marriage, Family Matters, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Darcy Kimmel, Resources

        As many of you know, one of the core values and topics of this radio program is the covenant of marriage between one man and one woman….and the love that binds husband and wife together in holy matrimony. We also talk about the respect that is needed in marriage, but our […]

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28
Mar
2014

Love’s Secret Sauce

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Grace Filled Marriage, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Grace Based Parenting, Loves Secret Sauce, Wedding, marriage

As far as weddings go, it’s the best seat in the house. If there wasn’t so much responsibility that goes with occupying it, I’d be inclined to grab it more often. I’ve watched couples tie the knot from just about every angle, but for me, the best view of the action is the one the […]

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20
Mar
2014
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Chalk it up to a middle class with more discretionary income or simply the mega-trend toward specialization, but more and more of us are hiring other people to do things that used to be our responsibility. This is especially true when it’s something that doesn’t fit into our busy schedule, something we don’t enjoy doing, […]

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17
Mar
2014

Learning How to Love

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Learning How to Love, Stepfamily, Stepmom, Stepson, Family Matters, Grace based parenting, Laura Petherbridge

If I’m being totally honest there were times in my early years as a stepmom that I didn’t even like my stepsons, much less love them. To me they appeared spoiled and pampered, plus everyone in my husband’s family seemed to tip-toe around their wants and whines. This was the total opposite of the extremely […]

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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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12
Mar
2014
Do you know the dance steps, Cindi Ferrini, Family Matters, Grace based parenting, Dr. Tim Kimmel

  Raising a son with special needs (age 32) has allowed us to work together on a lot of different levels and on different issues. So when our daughter and son-in-law, who were living with us, went to the hospital to deliver their second child, we went into our dance!   We’d just gotten back […]

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10
Mar
2014

Joyfully Ever After

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Ever After, Family Matters, Grace Filled Marriage, Grace Based Parenting, Dr. Tim Kimmel

  I know I’m not supposed to because of all kinds of reasons, but I love fairy tales.   And, I like the versions with beautiful princesses with good taste in shoes and the noble princes who can’t live without them.  German literary superiority has nothing on tiaras and white steeds.  Who doesn’t love a good […]

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21
Feb
2014

Becoming a Trophy Wife

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Family Matters, Grace Based Parenting, Trophy Wife

  I have Sochi fever and first place gold on my mind.  And I don’t want to hear any “it’s an honor just to be here” hullabaloo.  I want my team to win.   Makes me ponder my own abandoned top pedestal dreams.  While mine had nothing to do with grueling physicality or endless hours […]

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