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The Parental Root

Letter From a Wife Now I will convey to you the complications I seem to have with rearing my three children. I praise our Lord for a wonderful Christian home. But with the struggles of each day, the varying differences … Read more

December 19, 2017 (0) comments

Mike Answers

My husband is very much both Visionary and Kingly, so he will come up with “let’s do this,” while his idea is totally foreign and too big to be practical; yet he’s Kingly, so “it’s the law now, so follow.”

October 13, 2017 (1) comment

Cake Covered in Grace

I realized again that when children are reared in an atmosphere of blessedness, you will never have to worry that they might drift from their moorings.

October 13, 2017 (0) comments

Lifestyle Homeschooling

My little buddy Jeremiah, now 12 years old, has been by my side most of the week, helping in significant ways. Just yesterday we were cleaning up the shop (he loves to organize things), and his job was sorting the … Read more

August 15, 2017 (0) comments

The Old Paths: Hope for the Family

Question from a Father: I have raised three girls and they all turned out well. My last child is a boy who has just turned fourteen. I am seeing signs of trouble and need some advice. I don’t think I … Read more

August 15, 2017 (0) comments

The Devil’s Hug

This article is rated R—not for children under 18, and possibly not for any unmarried person who wishes to remain in innocent ignorance. Dear Mrs. Pearl, I don’t want you to think I am dishonoring my husband. My heart is … Read more

June 15, 2017 3 comments

The 2-Year-Old Terminator

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Pearl, Reading your posts about boys has encouraged me so much. I am married to a visionary (turning into a command man) and I have two little boys, a three-year-old and a two-year-old. Oh my word! … Read more

June 15, 2017 (0) comments

Working Women and Dust Pan Men?

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Pearl, First of all, praise God for Created to Be His Help Meet! A woman at my church recommended this book to me. I started reading it and it has changed my life and my marriage! … Read more

June 15, 2017 (0) comments

From Our Mailbox: Jesus Paid it All

Dear NGJ Ministries, Thank you for sending my order of Sanctification/Sin No More in good time. It was something I thought I should listen to, as I thought it was going to be another thing I would try in my … Read more

June 15, 2017 (0) comments

The Two-Brained Kid

Just the other day, I heard an old mule trainer make one of the wisest statements about child training I have ever heard. He was not talking about children; he was talking about one of the most notoriously stubborn animals … Read more

June 15, 2017 (1) comment

Two Year Old Trouble

A Reader Asks My son is 2 years and 10 months. He is a bright, affectionate, patient, obedient child. Or at least he was until about 3–4 weeks ago. At that point he decided to start fighting me on EVERYTHING. … Read more

February 15, 2017 (1) comment

Seven Things I See


We are now old and full of years. It is different than we supposed. Our souls—who we are—haven’t aged at all, and we are not alone in that. All my life I have heard the elderly speak of their aging … Read more

December 15, 2016 5 comments
Seven Pearls for Finding a Happy Marriage

Seven Pearls for Finding a Happy Marriage


Our 45th wedding anniversary is upon us. That’s a lot of wonderful years together. We were sitting at the table this morning discussing

August 12, 2016 4 comments
Teenagers Ask

Teenagers Ask…

I am struggling with my faith. I don’t understand why God takes kids and good people up to him at such a young age. I’ve written Christians

August 12, 2016 (0) comments
How Do You Set Up a True New Testament Church?

How Do You Set Up a True New Testament Church?

When one believer, joined by other faithful disciples, does the work of the church – sharing the gospel – and they assemble together for prayer, mutual encouragement and discipleship of new converts, you have a New Testament church.

June 15, 2016 (0) comments
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