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Resource of the Month, Home Grown Heroes, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Grace Based Parenting, Family Matters

    Courage isn’t something we’re born with. It’s something we acquire through a careful plan and process. It’s easier to pass down from our practice than it is from our pulpit. If we want it in ourselves and want to give it to our children, we must understand what it requires. Courage is faith in action. It’s conviction covered […]

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Resource of the Month, Home Grown Heroes, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Grace Based Parenting, Family Matters

        You sense it already. Your kids need courage, or frankly, they may not make it. Without a plan, neither will you. Home Grown Heroes provides practical principles for raising courageous kids. Pick up your copy of “Home Grown Heroes” today and start preparing your children for the future.    

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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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04
Nov
2013
Family Matters, Grace Based Parenting, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Cindi Ferrini

Seldom, as a parent of an adult child with special needs, do I get to “see” my son at a distance. He is always up-close and right by my side as I’m helping meet his needs in many areas, including:   Showering Shaving Cutting food Getting clothing on/off Maneuvering a curb Walking through a crowd […]

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30
Oct
2013
Family Matters, Grace based parenting, Sibling Rivalry, Darcy Kimmel, fighting, tattle

Sibling Rivalry! Just the phrase has us grinding our teeth and looking for someone to throttle. How many times has a road trip or a meal been ruined by the squabbling that goes on between your children? Just once you wish those children would act like the angels you thought they were when they were […]

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25
Oct
2013
Steve Rose, Grace Based Parenting, Grace, Raising Kids, Kids Say the Funniest Things, Family Matters

  A few weeks ago, both of my daughters were on electronic hiatus as a condition of punishment for some recent offenses. No iPod, Kindle, t.v., etc…realizing that we were going to have a free Sunday afternoon (we don’t get many of those as a pastor and family) I decided to lift the ban via […]

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21
Oct
2013
Discipline, Dilemma, raising kids, parenting, Michelle Hutchison, Family Matters, Grace Based Parenting

  Ever feel like your disciplinary “bag o’ tricks” is just not cutting it? Some days it may feel like we’re trying just about anything and everything to get our kids in line. Time outs. Taking toys away. Restrictions. The list goes on and on.   I knew something was wrong with my bag of […]

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Grace Based Parenting, Grace based discipline, Karis Murray, Dr. Tim Kimmel, discipline, grace, mercy, Family Matters, Parenting, Help

One of our most frequently asked questions here at Family Matters by parents is on the subject of discipline. In this series, we will break Grace Based Discipline down into a framework that parents can use to help them determine how to discipline their kids with grace.     It’s a common misconception that the […]

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29
Jul
2013

VBS for Mommy

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VBS, Vacation Bible School, Family Matters Blog, Grace Based Parenting, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Jenny Gillespie

  Last week my younger two children attended a vacation bible school that really moved me. I was excited to hear about what they had learned that day and what crafts they had made that pertained to the daily bible verse.  After attending the entire week, I realized that the lessons and bible verses they […]

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01
Jul
2013

The Non-Speed of Love

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Michelle Hutchison, The Non-Speed of Love, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Family Matters Blog, Grace Based Parenting, summer, pool, lessons, patience, fear

  It’s summer time again, the season of tank tops, Otter Pops, and the most time – honored of traditions… Swim Lessons.   No matter how well last summer’s lessons went, the pool-less months of jacket-weather season wreak havoc on the average preschooler. Swim Lesson Amnesia sets in and we may find ourselves right back […]

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