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beauty, cosmetic industry, Family matters, Karis Murray

  {Click here to see Part 1}   We’re all His beautiful image.   The moment you’re conceived you are beauty. Whether you’re young or old, thick or thin, healthy or sick, you’re beauty. Beauty isn’t subjective, beauty is innate. Beauty is as God is, unchanging, everlasting and limitless.   So, why is it damaging to continue […]

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01
Aug
2014

Quantum Time

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Father's Day, Family Matters Blog, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Grace Based Parenting, DIY

  As far as I can tell, quantum physics means that matter obeys different sets of contradictory laws all at the same time. Or, it means that the more accurately you measure one property of matter, the less accurately you will measure another.   Or something. I think.   In my defense, physicists can’t even […]

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Dear Readers, My name is Karis Murray. I’m the Creative Director at Family Matters, and my parents, Dr. Tim and Darcy Kimmel founded this ministry in 1983. At Family Matters, we’ve always been message-bearers. Everything we do… books, conferences, speaking engagements, radio, blogging and social media is for one purpose: To carry the message of […]

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In honor of all the Patriarchs and Matriarchs in our families, here are a few ways we can bring out the best in the relationship they form with our kids. 1.)    A clean slate One of the blessings of grandparenthood is that it’s a clean slate to write a new, and possibly very different legacy […]

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19
May
2014
End of School Year, Karis Murray, Grace based parenting, realistic parenting, Summer Vacation

Last night, I fed my family dinner at 8:30 pm (a pizza from Little Caesars) and then finally got my kids in bed at 10:10. Bottom Line: I tucked my 4th and 5th grade daughters into bed after 10 pm on a school night – however, they had both eaten and slept in a 24 […]

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30
Apr
2014
Overcoming Insecurity, Family Matters, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Grace Based Parenting, Karis Murray

  Insecurity. We all battle it. It’s at the core of our fallen nature. I’m even feeling a bit nervous about writing this post, about offering my advice, since you might think that I’m being a self-righteous know-it-all. *See what I did there?* Insecurity is both toxic self-loathing, and inflated self-love. It’s as though our […]

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20
Apr
2014

Claimed:: A Gospel Poem

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Claimed, poem, Karis Murray, Family Matters, Grace based parenting, Easter

Claiming shame and claiming pride. All on Jesus, crucified. Claiming sorrow. Claiming pain. All for these He rose again.   Circumvent our fallen hearts; The Savior plays His sacred part. All for sinners, all the same. Heaven’s Earth-song in refrain.   Claiming debt for Satan lied. All by mercy, justified. Claiming death, our fate deny. […]

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Family Matters, Karis Murray, Mental Health

  One in four adults and one in five youth in the United States have a diagnosable mental illness. At Family Matters, we know this means nearly every family we come in contact with is impacted by mental illness. As Christians, we know we can turn to our Heavenly Father and seek His guidance and […]

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31 Days of Prayer for your Spouse, Faithfulness, Karis Murray, Marriage, Family Matters

Faithfulness “The Lord rewards everyone for their righteousness and faithfulness. The Lord delivered you into my hands today, but I would not lay a hand on the Lord’s anointed.” 1 Samuel 26:23   These words of the future King David can teach us a lot about faithfulness in our marriage. When we say our marriage […]

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28
Aug
2013

Dear Miley

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Dear Miley, Miley Cyrus, Billy Ray Cyrus, Family Matters, Grace Based Parenting, Karis Murray, Dr. Tim Kimmel

Dear Miley, We owe you an apology. We who watched. We who purchased. We who consumed. We built you your house on that high hill, and here we are, feigning shock at your descent. We used you up, and we are sorry. There are those that say we should all just stop talking about this. […]

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