For Parents

Family Matters has a distinct parenting message: raise your kids in an atmosphere of grace, based upon the foundation of a relationship with Jesus Christ; concentrate on building character instead of molding behavior; and aim your kids toward true greatness instead of the world’s shallow lure of success. 

Parenting Conference

Parents who adopt this plan will no longer need “to do” list parenting techniques because they begin to think like great parents.  We teach our parenting message at our Raising Truly Great Kids conference.  If your church would like to host a conference, please click here.

Parenting Books by Tim Kimmel

As well, the essence of our parenting message can be found in three of Dr. Kimmel’s books, click here to see how our resources can teach you to think like a great parent.


For our growing population of grandparents, Tim and Darcy Kimmel just published their latest book Extreme Grandparenthood, The Ride of Your Life which shows grandparents how to use their vital role in the lives of their grandchildren, as mentor and loving family member. In it grandparents will understand how to make the most of the new role and how to grow the next generation for greatness.

Parents Q&A

Here is a great collection of answers to some of the specific questions we have encountered. 



50 Ways to Really Love Your Kids

Simple, how-to ways to express love to your children...

Little House on the Freeway

Add Zest to Your Family with God’s Rest...

How to Have a Fair Fight

Three essential ingredients for getting you past the times that hurt the heart...