Our Homeschooling Journey Begins
June 24, 2021

When our adopted children were ages eight, six, and almost-six, we moved to South Korea for my husband’s work. Prior to this time, James, our eight-year-old, had begun homeschooling, but I had not yet started any formal schooling with the … Read more

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Six Ways Parents Destroy Their Children Without Trying

Michael Pearl

It is difficult to train up a child in the way he should go, and some very good and sincere people fail.

December 2012
A happy young child smiling

Too Young to Spank?

Michael Pearl

When is a child too young to spank? The answer is obviously dependent on your definition of the word “spank.”

June 2006

Abusive Husband

Debi Pearl

I want you to read what I must read all too often.

August 1999

A Wise Woman Builds Her House

Debi Pearl

A wise woman doesn’t take anything for granted. She is thankful to be loved and seeks to make herself more lovely.

April 2001
Happy african american dad with little curly headed son

Spank and Save a Child

Michael Pearl

According to the research, children spanked up to the age of 6 were likely as teenagers to perform better at school and were more likely to carry out volunteer work and to want to go to college than their peers who had never been physically disciplined.

April 2010
Homeschooled kids

Cloistered Homeschool Syndrome

Michael Pearl

The Foger family came to stay with us one spring about 12 years ago while they were on furlough from Mozambique.

August 2008
Older man hauling big freshly caught fish

Obsessions

Debi Pearl

Men are a different sort of people that are very hard for us more emotionally-balanced females to understand. To prove this statement I would like to bring to your attention one very bad male quirk. They become obsessed with…

December 2010
Young husband asleep on leather couch

Lazy Husbands, Hungry Kids and Hopeful Wives

Michael Pearl

Facing homelessness, a concerned mother of toddlers asks what her response should be to a husband that stays on the computer, sleeps and leaves bills unpaid. Michael Pearl examines the circumstance in light of Scripture.

February 2011

The Will To Dominate

Michael Pearl

The following article deals with a very important subject that we have touched on before but never discussed in detail—a child’s will to dominate. I chose this letter because it so clearly represents the many letters we receive.

August 2000
Blonde haired little girl with a cute scrunched up amused look on her face

You’ve Got Worms

Shoshanna (Pearl) Easling

How can you tell if the creepy-crawlies have invaded? What are the symptoms? Are there herbs that can help? Shoshanna Easling of The Bulk Herb Store shares her research on parasites with readers.

February 2011

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Full Circle

Janelle (Gracie) Brand

Hi, I’m Janelle Grace Brand, number 5 of the 27 grandchildren of Michael and Debi Pearl. I’ve officially made the full circle. As I watch the office manger’s young, rambunctious children run through No Greater Joy’s office to bring their … Read more

June 2021

Our Homeschooling Journey Begins

Wanda Kinsinger

When our adopted children were ages eight, six, and almost-six, we moved to South Korea for my husband’s work. Prior to this time, James, our eight-year-old, had begun homeschooling, but I had not yet started any formal schooling with the … Read more

June 2021

Homeschool Wonder

Debi Pearl and Friends

I guess you could say Mike built our house using YouTube.com. It is not that he didn’t know how to build a house—he has built several houses in years past—but the house he had in mind was not standard construction. … Read more

June 2021

A Walk Through Our Archives

Debi Pearl and Shalom (Pearl) Brand

The Ant by Shalom (Pearl) Brand There once was an ant named Christa-Christa (Gracie’s favorite name), who lived on a very big farm. One morning in early Spring, when the dew was still on the leaves, Christa-Christa headed out her … Read more

June 2021

My Very First Bottle Calf

Hannah Schrock

I bottle raised a little heifer calf when I was 4 or 5. The mama cow had been sold by mistake, I think, and the calf was left behind. She was a deep brown color, and of course this chocolate … Read more

June 2021

An Unexpected Road to Success

Wanda Kinsinger

Nobody wants to fail. We spend a lot of energy and effort in avoiding failure. We often associate it with being a bad thing. But what if failure is not really failure? What if we could arm our children with … Read more

April 2021

To all Mothers and Wives

Hannah Schrock

Deep in the heart of the farmlands of the Midwest, a housewife tucks her children into their beds, kissing each one gently, singing softly as she leaves the room. Her little ones smile and quickly fall asleep. As she swaps … Read more

April 2021

Once Upon A Time…

Hannah Schrock

Growing up, Mama had a system and it worked to bring peace and stability to our large and growing family. Nearly every day when the clock rolled around to 4 pm, Mama would have us all start getting ready for … Read more

April 2021

The Early Life of John Rushing

John Rushing

This being my 85th birthday and my children having requested that I give them for a scrap-book purposes and as a family memorial a sketch of my ancestors, as well as of my own life, also the lives of various … Read more

April 2021

When Rebellion is Godly

Debi Pearl and Michael Pearl

Fifty years ago when Mike and I first started teaching our children at home (illegal at the time), we met with resistance from friends, family, and later from the authorities. The primary objection of the professional class was best summed … Read more

February 2021