Lord, how greatly I need your rest. When I feel tired and stressed from the burdens of life, help me to remember that you are always with me and the comforter himself indwells my heart.

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Tim Kimmel

Featured on Woman to Woman on August 21, 2010.

Dr. Tim Kimmel is a family advocate. He is the executive director of Family Matters®, which he founded in 1982. The organization's goal is to equip families for every age and stage of life. He is the author of several books. Among these are Raising Kids for True Greatness: Redefine Success for You and Your Child, Grace-Based Parenting, Why Christian Kids Rebel: Trading Heartache for Hope, Basic Training for a Few Good Men, Home Grown Heroes: Practical Principles For Raising Courageous Kids, Little House on the Freeway: Help for the Hurried Home (Paperback) Little House on the Freeway: Help for the Hurried Home (Paperback) (featured in the Billy Graham crusades), and others. At present more than 800,000 copies of Kimmel's books are in print.

As host of a nationally syndicated radio show, Tim Kimmel Live!, Kimmel tackled difficult topics from a family and biblical perspective in order to discover how our lives are impacted. Academics, politicians, entertainers, and public policy makers were among his guests on this show, which aired for five years. Kimmel has also been a featured guest on radio and television programs such as Dr. James Dobson's Focus on the Family, The 700 Club, Moody Broadcasting's Prime Time and Midday Connection, and Fox News.

As one of six children, Kimmel learned early in life the importance of family unity. In 1972 he married Darcy, his high school sweetheart. They honeymooned at Dallas Theological Seminary where Kimmel earned his masters of theology. In 1995 he earned a doctorate from Western Seminary. The Kimmels have four children (three married) and a growing number of grandchildren.

Website: www.familymatters.net

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