16
Jul
2014

Don’t Forget to Remember

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don't forget to remember, stacy edwards, family matters, grace based parenting

  As I’m writing this, it’s Thursday afternoon.   I don’t know what that means in your world but, in mine, it means that it is time to clean the toilets. Please hold the applause. On second thought, applaud your hearts out. I deserve it because those babies are sparkling.   I would love to […]

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15
Jul
2014

Back to School for Parents Too

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backtoschool

  Help prepare your kids for their big day with these five great back-to-school tips (for parents)!   1. Start the school year off on a positive note. Use every opportunity to encourage your child and project a positive year for them. Assure them that you will be there right along with them and together you’ll […]

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14
Jul
2014

Men Must Pursue

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Men Must Pursue, Grace Based Parenting, Joey Espinosa, Family Matters

  When I was a young, immature, and foolish new Christian, I remember arguing with a female friend about who was to blame for the first sin in the Garden of Eden. To me, it was obvious that since Eve took the first bite of the forbidden fruit, that we should blame her. It wasn’t […]

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case of water, Darcy Kimmel, How much would you pay, Dilemma, grace based parenting, grandparenting

“Oh, oh!”   “What’s wrong Nana?”   “They didn’t charge me for this case of water. They probably didn’t see it here on the bottom rack.”   At that moment, I had several options:   (Convenience)  It would have been so much easier to just put my groceries into my car including the case 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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09
Jul
2014

High Cost of High Control :: eBOOK

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hchc_ereader

  Did you enjoy reading {or even re-reading} Dr. Tim Kimmel’s “The High Cost of High Control” Resource of the Month during June?   Would you enjoy this resource on an e-reader as well?   Well…It’s finally here!   Family Matters is proud to announce that “The High Cost of High Control” is now available […]

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strong dads

Boys should be able to describe what a godly man looks like, having watched one from the time they were a little boy.  Unfortunately, this isn’t the case for most.  For many boys, a godly man is something like Superman or Big Foot.  It is not something that can be grasped. A couple of weeks […]

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07
Jul
2014
No Time, God's Handprint, Cindi Ferrini, Family matters

  Having a child with special needs has my time pretty well structured and full. I often say I have “no time” for extra things. But 3-4 times a month my friend Lisa provides Joey with afternoon rides home from work, providing me with an hour of free time, freedom, and time to ENJOY whatever […]

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03
Jul
2014

Let’s Get Crafty :: Red, White & Blue!

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Lets Get Crafty, Pinterest, Family matters, Fourth of July

  We just couldn’t resist sharing these cute and fun family crafts and ideas with you all in celebration of this great holiday! All of our 4th of July pins can be found on our “Let’s Get Crafty” Pinterest board;                           We all […]

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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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