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Family Matters, Grace Filled Marriage, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Grace Based parenting

Facebook forces users to make choices the entire time they’re logged into the site. Will you update your status or not? Should you comment on a FB Friend’s posted picture or not? Do you want to accept a Friend Request or not? Unfortunately, without too much thought, some choices can have a devastating impact to […]

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14
Aug
2015

Dancing on Facebook

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  I lost my first Facebook friend. His name was Max. I’ve had plenty of people I know die over the years, but this is the first time I’ve processed a death through a social networking outlet. When I heard he had died, I wondered what happens to your presence on Facebook? Do you simply […]

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29
Jul
2015

Teens & Texting

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Grace Based Parenting, Listening

Texting, Kiking, Oovooing, or whatever the latest version is, my kids enjoy these apps that allow them to text or talk to their friends. This digital age we live in has new challenges for parents. A wise person told me that the church often calls things “yucky” and spits them out entirely. This could be […]

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17
Jun
2015
Family matters, grace based parenting, stacy edwards

  I will be the first to admit that social media has gotten out of control. There are folks who have absolutely no filter in place and feel free, or even entitled, to express every thought that enters their brain. People are talking about things on which they have no knowledge. They are posting things […]

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28
Apr
2015

Mom Dating

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Grace based parenting, Motherhood

  Never did I ever imagine after I got married that I’d find myself dating again. Only this time, it’s not to find a significant other.   It’s to find “mom friends.”   As a working mom, I never really thought much about having “mom friends.” But that all changed when I became a stay-at-home […]

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24
Feb
2015

It’s time for the kids to re up for another tour of duty and get back to navigating the culture wars. Here’s a few training exercises to make sure they are prepared for what they might encounter. 1.  Have the “Talk” or a refresher course. Kids are bombarded with sexual images all day long and […]

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25
Nov
2014

Kids and Technology

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{originally published in 2012}   Not sure exactly how you should respond to the Social Media craze? You may even be asking yourself what rules (if any) should you enforce in your home as your children interact with the web? Well the media is interested in these questions too. Specifically this  news release – CBS […]

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{originally published in 2012}   Every year around Thanksgiving and Christmas time, a peculiar thing happens. In the secular world, advertisements for shopping deals become as numerous as political adds in an election year. We are told about this deal and that deal and how we need to “hurry in” before the sale ends. Crazy […]

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28
Aug
2014
Family Matters, Teenagers, teens, Parenting

{archived from 2011} Can you imagine your child being expelled from school at age 10? How about your daughter having her first mug shot taken at age 11? What about your son standing before a judge on cyber bullying charges at age 12? This is the reality of kids from real-town America who posted something […]

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27
Feb
2014
Online Shopping, Family Matters, Grace Based Parenting, Resource of the Month, Dr. Tim Kimmel

  Who loves to shop? Better question: Who doesn’t?   If you are currently struggling to find the perfect gift for someone who has everything, I bet you our online store has something that they will love and cherish.  If you are currently struggling with an area or issue in your life, I bet you […]

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