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The Three Types of Men: Junior-Size

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Just like there are three types of men, boys all tend toward one personality type. Here’s how to tell what natural inclinations your son has, and how you can guide him to become the man God wants him to be.

June 18, 2019 (0) comments

The Blessing of ADD

I encourage you to see your child’s inclination with a label on it as his gift from above. He just needs the right opportunities to develop.

April 22, 2019 (1) comment

The Boys of Boston Shall Lead Us

Through a study done in the 1970s, we learned the single most determining factor in how to have a happy life.

February 19, 2019 (0) comments

Inculcando esperanza

Un niño sin esperanza es una vida trágica en proceso. Es trágica porque es innecesaria. Los padres y tutores transmiten esperanza en un futuro brillante por medio de sus palabras y de sus acciones. En esos primeros años de formación … Read more

February 6, 2019 (0) comments

The Most Gracious Miss Grace

Miss Grace lived in a tiny apartment adjoining my grandmother’s big rambling home. I remember many times sitting at her small, fold-down table having a cup of tea from one of her tiny tea cups.

December 25, 2018 3 comments

Love Grooming

Although I am not in Ryder’s life like I was with the previous children, he still knows that we all love Mama Pearl and Big Papa. I have not earned his love. I have not won his heart. But his mama makes sure that we love each other just as dearly as the love we share with the other children. She uses a beautiful technique that I call Love Grooming.

December 25, 2018 (0) comments

¿Creada para él?

Por Debi Pearl ¿Fuiste creada para ser su ayuda idónea? No SU (de Jesús), sino que “su” ayuda idónea (de tu marido)… ¿La ayudante de un simple hombre caído? Si eres una verdadera creyente en Cristo, si realmente quieres servir … Read more

October 31, 2018 (0) comments

Gratitud Produce Gozo

Vive con gratitud, perdón y gozo, y disfruta cada momento como si fuera el último. Mi Jovial Compañero de Juego Tú decides si tú y tu marido serán “coherederos de la gracia de la vida” (I Pedro 3:7), o socios … Read more

October 31, 2018 (0) comments

Instilling Hope

There are no expectations in life that are worth taking away a child’s hope. Reading, writing, and arithmetic are foolish endeavors compared to eternal joys, thanksgiving, hope, and charity.

October 22, 2018 (0) comments

Depression Grooving Research

Science has proven that there is no such thing as “can’t help it.” Mike and I knew all through these 50 years of counseling, but what could we say to someone who came to us for help? Call them a liar? Tell them they could help it if they’d just repent and turn to God? In most cases they were too entrenched behind the wall of inability and victimhood. Oh, the beauty of having a new weapon against this age old self-deception. Now we can say, “Let’s go get a scan of your brain. I’m paying.”

August 15, 2018 4 comments

Believe I Can

I felt a lump in my throat as I watched my 8-year-old son slowly stand up. Holding his Bible, he looked at the phrase his Sunday School teacher had written on the whiteboard and asked him to read out loud. She was a good teacher, she just didn’t know that Gabriel had struggled to learn phonics and had only begun to painstakingly sound out words on his own volition several months before. He looked down at his Bible, and then his eyes met mine and filled with tears at the humiliation he was experiencing, surrounded by his peers who couldn’t understand why a child their age couldn’t read as well as them.

August 15, 2018 2 comments

The Harvest has Arrived…

Thank you for your support of NGJ Ministries. This is the report of reaping the harvest. All our life we have worked for such a season of abundant fruit and now the yield is indeed plentiful. I am thankful we … Read more

July 24, 2018 (1) comment

Homeschool Adventure: Playing Possum

Some years ago, Mike came home from preaching at the prison really riled up. I thought something bad must have gone down with the inmates. After he calmed down Mike told me, “I will never again ride down to the … Read more

June 19, 2018 (0) comments

Brain Grooving

From the very first moments of your child’s life, his brain is being molded into who and what he will become.

April 24, 2018 2 comments

Who Is Your Man?

Every young bride has a preconceived notion of what her husband should be like. When she realizes that he fails to meet that standard, she spends the remainder of their marriage trying to change him. A bride’s foundational mistake is … Read more

February 27, 2018 (0) comments