Tim Kimmel

Dr. Tim Kimmel is the founder and Executive Director of Family Matters, whose goal is to see families transformed by God’s grace into instruments of reformation and restoration. Tim and Family Matters conduct the Grace Based Parenting Conference across the country on the unique pressures that confront members of today's families.

He and his wife, Darcy, also team up with other organizations such as FamilyLife, Focus on the Family and MOPS to build strong families. With his dry wit and engaging humor, Tim is also a regular guest on many nationally syndicated radio and TV programs, providing expert analysis on current issues related to parenting, families and marriage. In addition to speaking, Tim has authored many books including: Grace Based Parenting, Raising Kids for True Greatness and most recently, Connecting Church and Home. Tim hosts the Family Matters Minute, a daily one minute radio spot where he encourages and equips parents to bring the best out of their families.

Tim and Darcy are the parents of four children and reside in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Episodes appearing in

Courage can be cultivated in our everyday decisions. Barbara Rainey, Karis Kimmel Murray, Tim and Darcy Kimmel, and Stephen Williams give give definitions of courage and stories of courageous decisions. View Show Notes →
What is the difference between giving grace and giving in? Paul David Tripp, Tim Kimmel, Ron Deal, and Caleb Kaltenbach explain what grace is: in parenting, marriage, or relationships with a watching world. View Show Notes →
Knowing what to do and doing what you know are two different things. Rick Phillips, Dennis Rainey, Dan Allender, Tim Kimmel, and Robert Lewis each give a charge to see and pursue God's best as a godly man. View Show Notes →
Tim and Darcy Kimmel explain that in a grace-filled marriage, you have to put the other person's interests first and be available. View Show Notes →
Tim and Darcy Kimmel define love as "the commitment of my will to your needs and best interest, regardless of the cost," and explore the three driving needs in marriage. View Show Notes →
Do you show your spouse grace? Tim and Darcy Kimmel know what it means to give and receive grace, and they share some grace moments from their own marriage. View Show Notes →
Do you show your spouse grace? Tim and Darcy know what it means to give and receive grace, and share some grace moments from their own marriage. View Show Notes →
Do you appreciate the uniqueness of your child? View Show Notes →
Are your kids as different as night and day? View Show Notes →
Jesus promised to give us rest. View Show Notes →
Jesus promised to give us rest. View Show Notes →
Your life is busy— find out how slowing down can benefit the entire family. View Show Notes →
Learn the seven characteristics that indicate your family lives a hurried lifestyle. View Show Notes →
Could a Christian home be an obstacle to a true faith in Christ? View Show Notes →
Family advocate Tim Kimmel defines what a prodigal is for Dennis Rainey. View Show Notes →
Tim Kimmel encourages parents to model a life well-lived in front of their children. View Show Notes →
Tim Kimmel compares the world's standard of success and real greatness to God's standard. View Show Notes →
Tim Kimmel talks about how parents can cultivate character, humility, gratefulness and a servant spirit in their children. View Show Notes →
Tim Kimmel defines real success according to the Scriptures. View Show Notes →
Tim Kimmel asks parents to consider whether or not they are raising their children for true greatness and influence. View Show Notes →
Tim and Darcy Kimmel talk about sticky situations that make grandparenting sometimes difficult. View Show Notes →
Tim and Darcy Kimmel talk about the many practical ways men and women can bless their grandchildren. View Show Notes →
Dr. Tim Kimmel and his wife, Darcy, tell how grandparenting is a sacred trust we can't afford to blunder. View Show Notes →
If you knew you would die soon, what would you do? View Show Notes →
Tim Kimmel talks about how your children should feel free to be candid and vulnerable in front of you. View Show Notes →
Tim Kimmel encourages parents to allow their children to be different for God's glory. View Show Notes →
Tim Kimmel explains the difference between fear-based parenting and grace-based parenting. View Show Notes →
Tim Kimmel talks about embracing a parenting style built on grace. View Show Notes →
Tim Kimmel encourages parents to treat their children the way God treats His children - with grace. View Show Notes →