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Mental Health, Family Matters Blog, Anxiety, Depression, ADD, ADHD, Grace Based Parenting

{originally published in 2013} “Why is Mommy still in bed?” I heard my young son ask my husband.  Yes, it was Saturday, but this wasn’t just a sleeping in kind of morning rest.  This was an “I Don’t Want to Deal with Anything” kind of slumber.  It came off of a conversation with a friend […]

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29
Apr
2014

God Knows Our Name

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God Knows Our Name, Angie Ryg, Family matters, Grace Based Parenting, Dr. Tim Kimmel, family matters blog

  “I said, ‘Can you put two Splendas into the tea please?” knowing full well that I am not going to understand what she says back to me. Somehow the drive thru window takes whatever I say and whatever the person answers and turns it into jibberish that I usually cannot hear.   It was […]

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Family Matters, Angie Ryg, Family

  “What happened to his eye?” the letter from a student’s parent was asking me.  Well, luckily (not that I wouldn’t want to be there, but at least for this question, I was not to blame), I was absent that day.  But I answered her letter politely, promptly, and personally. I realized that is how […]

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31 Days of Prayer for your Spouse

Intimacy “Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral.” Hebrews 13:4     A close friend recently quit her Facebook page because she kept checking up on her old boyfriend. She knew that was only creating a slice of friction […]

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Joy Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials or many kinds. James 1:2   “Are you going to get a divorce?” I hear my son ask after he just witnessed a growth opportunity (read: argument) between my husband and I. I tell him no and I reassure him that although […]

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31 Days of Prayer, Angie Ryg, Family Matters, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Communication

Communication “Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.” Ephesians 4:29   Communication.  Most people think that it is all about talking. God shows that the listening part is what is important. […]

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