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To kick things off, we need a pinpointed definition to frame our discussion. Let me give you one … Adolescent: a person who has an adult’s body, wants all of the freedoms of an adult, but doesn’t want any of the responsibilities that go with being an adult. Like … the teenager son who wants […]

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12
Dec
2014

Grace :: It’s Simple Math

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math, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Family matters, grace

Grace is hard work. And most the time it doesn’t add up. I think this is why so many people reject it as the default mode of their lives. God actually expects us to: Be kind to people who aren’t always kind in return. Forgive people who don’t deserve to be forgiven. Be generous to […]

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14
Oct
2014

School Choice

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{originally published in 2012}   I’d like you to meet two teenagers: Jerome and Claudia. If you were to try to evaluate their spiritual character by doing an external assessment of them, you wouldn’t be able to detect a lot of what is going on inside of them. In fact, it’s a standard mistake to […]

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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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20
Dec
2013

Physical fitness occupies a lot of the high ground in the public arena.  Because of the media carpet-bombing we’re forced to endure on a regular basis, we’re either reminded of how fit we are or, more likely, how far from fit we are. So much of the pressure is photo-shopped to emphasize the aesthetics over […]

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04
Feb
2013
Family Matters - Connecting Church and Home, Grace based parenting, Dr. Tim Kimmel

We are thrilled to announce the launch of Dr. Tim Kimmel’s newest book – Connecting Church & Home  Competent churches have unwittingly made it too easy for parents to abdicate the spiritual education and leadership of their kids to the over-extended and underappreciated professionals at church. The problem is that none of this actually works. […]

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This year is the 30th anniversary of Family Matters. That’s right folks! We’ve been at this thing for three decades now! We have met so many wonderful people, partnered with some great ministries like Focus on the Family and Family Life, and God has used our efforts to touch the lives of countless families with the […]

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30
Nov
2012

Ever since September 11th you’d be hard pressed to find anyone who questions whether or not evil exists. We have all seen its ugly face. We’ve calculated the exorbitant fees it demands from the innocent, and too many of us have had to bury its victims. But in spite of looking down the throat of […]

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05
Nov
2012

GIVEAWAY | Home Grown Heroes

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This year is the 30th anniversary of Family Matters. That’s right folks! We’ve been at this thing for three decades now! We have met so many wonderful people, partnered with some great ministries like Focus on the Family and Family Life, and God has used our efforts to touch the lives of countless families with the […]

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01
Oct
2012

This year is the 30th anniversary of Family Matters. That’s right folks! We’ve been at this thing for three decades now! We have met so many wonderful people, partnered with some great ministries like Focus on the Family and Family Life, and God has used our efforts to touch the lives of countless families with the […]

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