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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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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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Edy Sutherland, Transformative Parenting, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Family Matters

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

“We aren’t supposed to control our spouses. We aren’t supposed to control our children. The Bible says we’re to keep them under control; there’s a big difference between controlling children and keeping them under control. The foundational principle that leaped at me from the Scriptures is that control, as we’ve defined it here, is destructive […]

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

“When I am wrestling with some of the great dilemmas of life, I like to start my search for answers in the one Book that has stood the test of time – the Bible. My walk through God’s Word established the premise for this book. But before I could find what I was looking for, […]

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

  “We each function in several key circles of support: work, church, school, interest groups, close friends, and, last but most important, the family. High-control bosses, manipulative managers, power-broker pastors, influence-peddling friends, and controlling family members slip through the cracks of our personalities and suck out our potential. They put our individuality in a straight […]

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

  “Behind the Olan Mills portraits of so many American families are individuals grinding their teeth from the tension of years and years of being controlled. Everything looks fine to an outsider viewing those families, but to those enduring daily life at the mercy of a controlling smothering personality, life is lonely and exasperating. It’s […]

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28
May
2014

Saying No to Good Things

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“She’s got some serious egg-beater skills”, said one instructor “– you should totally put her in water-polo.” “She’s got a swimmer’s body” said another “she is meant for water sports – did you know the junior team won gold at regionals last year?” “So when are practices?” I say, so amazed and excited that my […]

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