What’s Grace Got to Do with It? The missing ingredient in most marriages isn’t love, it’s grace. Love inclines us to get married, but we need grace to keep that love healthy, strong and committed. More than simply “nice,” grace is that game-changing ingredient that enables us to treat each other the way God treats us—even when we don’t deserve it. In Grace Filled Marriage Kimmel explores questions such as: How can you show grace when all your spouse seems to do right now is frustrate you? How can grace ramp up the frequency and temperature of your sex life? How do you show grave without being taken advantage of? How can God help you make grace the default mode in your marriage? Whether your marriage is just beginning, seems healthy, or is struggling on life support, a deeper understanding of the power of grace will help it not just survive, but thrive.
Dr. Tim Kimmel is one of America’s top advocates speaking for the family. He is the Executive Director of Family Matters, whose goal is to build great relationships by educating, equipping and encouraging families for every age and stage of life. Tim conducts conferences across the country on the unique pressures that confront today’s families. His conferences include: Home Improvement: Building a Great Marriage, Basic Training For A Few Good Men, Raising Kids Who Turn Out Right, and Parenting 101. In addition to conducting Family Matters’ conferences and keynote speaking, Tim and his wife, Darcy, are speakers for FamilyLife Ministry’s Weekend To Remember conference.
One of six children, Tim learned early in life the importance of family. He married Darcy, his high school sweetheart, in 1972. They honeymooned at Dallas Theological Seminary where Tim earned his Masters of Theology, then moved to Phoenix to become a youth pastor until founding Family Matters in 1982. Tim graduated from Western Seminary in 1995 with a Doctorate of Ministry and is continually learning and applying his knowledge to help families. Tim and Darcy are the parents of four children, have a wonderful son-in-law, and have two grandchildren. They reside with their family in Scottsdale, Arizona.