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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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European Leadership Forum, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Darcy Kimmel, family matters, grace based parenting, grace filled marriage

  Dr. Tim Kimmel and Darcy Kimmel along side with Kory Schuknecht will be speaking at the European Leadership Forum this weekend in the Marriage and Family network.  A message from our leaders: We are so excited here at Family Matters to be participating in the European Leadership Forum being held in Wisla, Poland this year. […]

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

Many years ago, we had a consultant come to help us do some strategic planning at Family Matters. As he walked us through some next steps and big picture tactics, he also taught us a great lesson on keeping our priorities straight. In fact, he drove his point home with a great illustration.   He […]

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01
May
2014
Plan B, My Idea vs. His Plan, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Family Matters Blog, Christian Resources

“Are you sure you want to do this?  We are still pretty young…” I asked my husband the night before his “Let’s-make-sure-we-don’t-get-pregnant-again” surgery. He waited a while and then responded with “I never thought I would have 3 kids by 30.” And that was that. But that got me thinking – I never thought I […]

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29
Apr
2014

God Knows Our Name

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God Knows Our Name, Angie Ryg, Family matters, Grace Based Parenting, Dr. Tim Kimmel, family matters blog

  “I said, ‘Can you put two Splendas into the tea please?” knowing full well that I am not going to understand what she says back to me. Somehow the drive thru window takes whatever I say and whatever the person answers and turns it into jibberish that I usually cannot hear.   It was […]

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24
Apr
2014
Family Life Today, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Grace Filled Marriage, Grace Based Parenting, Marriage, Radio Interviews

  Please hop on over to Family Life Today and listen to a set of shows between Family Life Today hosts, Dennis Rainey and Bob Lepine, Dr. Tim Kimmel and his wife Darcy. They’re talking love, needs, sex, intimacy and grace … all ingredients in a Grace Filled Marriage.   You’ll get to enjoy all […]

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21
Apr
2014

Let It Go

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Let it Go, Frozen, Disney movie, Family Matters, Grace Based Parenting, Michelle Hutchison, Dr. Tim Kimmel

  Okay, okay, I apologize for the gratuitous “Frozen” reference in the title of this blog. If you have young children, I know you’ll understand how quickly a parent’s life becomes saturated with “kid culture.” At this moment in my life, MOPS doesn’t stand for “Mothers of Preschoolers.” It stands for “Mother Obligingly Playing Soundtracks.” […]

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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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