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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01
Jul
2014
Designing Dilemmas, Darcy Kimmel, Real World Application, Family matters

We took three of our grandchildren with us on a recent trip to Texas and I was reminded of something that we were very deliberate about as we raised our own children.   Designed Dilemmas.   When it comes to getting our children ready for the future, we must provide dilemmas that allow them to […]

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daughters

Most people get nervous when someone evokes a war metaphor in order to frame the essence of a current issue. Women especially. It’s so … “far-right American” to some and too … “Walker Texas Ranger” to others. Wars are about life and death; ultimate winners and desperate losers. I’m with you on this. Normally, I […]

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27
Jun
2014

Vantage Point

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vantage point

“Be careful Elizabeth. Not all dogs are friendly. You’ll have to wait until his owner returns to pet him.” I say these instructions as my three year old daughter positions herself to pet the shiny black dog standing as tall as she with a head resembling a pit bull. With whiney words she responds, “But […]

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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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25
Jun
2014

The Nehemiah Mom

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Nehemiah Mom, Grace Based parenting, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Family Matters, Mothers, Serving

  If you and I are friends on Facebook (and, if we aren’t, we need to fix that,) then you are privy to my daily musings on motherhood. I’m not even kidding when I tell you that these confessions are usually written while hiding in the bathroom in a desperate attempt to steal just a […]

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