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-Success looks inward; true greatness looks upward, then outward.
-Success is about my agenda; true greatness is about God’s agenda.
-Success accommodates selfishness; true greatness celebrates altruism.
-Success is about receiving; true greatness is about giving.
-Success worships what it sees in a mirror; true greatness grieves over what it sees through its windows.
-Success pays off for now; true greatness pays off forever

Karis Kimmel Murray is the author of Grace Based Discipline: How to Be at Your Best When Your Kids Are at Their Worst and the Creative Director of Family Matters®, a ministry who’s internationally hosted parenting and marriage events, radio and television broadcasts, articles, videos, website and best-selling books (written by Karis’ parents and Family Matters’ founders Dr. Tim and Darcy Kimmel,) Grace Based Parenting and Grace Filled Marriage, have been used by God to transform tens of thousands of families into instruments of His restoration and reformation.
Karis writes and speaks for Family Matters as a voice to the next generation of parents. Karis is co-host of The Family Matters Minute, a nationally syndicated one-minute radio segment heard by millions of listeners every weekday.
Karis lives in Scottsdale, Arizona with her husband Mike, their two teenage daughters and a ragamuffin menagerie of pets.