A Letter from Mr. Visionary
April 24, 2018

I have come to realize that as I continue on my dream-journey with a good wife who supports me, well, God is good!

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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
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
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

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
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

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

Yes! I Am Normal

Shoshanna (Pearl) Easling

Shoshanna Easling is the youngest of Mike and Debi’s children. People who balk at To Train Up a Child’s methods are often surprised when they meet this poised, confident and outgoing wife, mother and business woman.

April 2011
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

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Cell Phones, Addictions & Rage: The Bitter Truth

Megan Van Vuren

My son is a wonderful kid and a bright student. He is loving and caring… at least, he was until I took his phone away this morning.

April 2018

A Letter from Mr. Visionary

A friend of the ministry

I have come to realize that as I continue on my dream-journey with a good wife who supports me, well, God is good!

April 2018

The Nature of Man and Woman

Beth Determan

Learning to trust my husband was the beginning. Letting him lead, hearing the words come out of my mouth, “I fully, 100% trust you with my family, with the decisions that need to be made, with however you feel like we should do,” was giving him back his manhood.

April 2018

Brain Grooving

Debi Pearl

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

April 2018

Speaking Your Children Up

Michael Pearl

A child accepts the definition of self that is imposed upon him by his caretakers. He has no other way of knowing who he is. Children see their reflection in the eyes of others. There is nothing more influential on … Read more

February 2018

Time

Hannah Stoll

Time is so difficult to understand. We accept it so easily because it rules our life from day one. Over a short time we turn from a wriggling, naked, completely helpless newborn just seeing sunlight for the first time into … Read more

February 2018

Little Man: Then and Now

Shalom (Pearl) Brand

Then A father has no greater joy than to have his son look up at him with a smile and say, “Da-da.” Every day when Justin gets home from work, our son Parker, who will soon be one year old, … Read more

February 2018

Who Is Your Man?

Debi Pearl

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 2018

The Fabric of Life

Michael Pearl

I was in Fort Worth, Texas, standing in the foyer of a plush auditorium, waiting for the last of the families to arrive for my child-training seminar. I was a stranger to them. They knew me only through our book … Read more

February 2018

“I Am That Woman”

A friend of the ministry

Dear Debi, A few months after my husband and I married, I found myself in the pit of emotional distress and feeling like maybe my marriage wasn’t going to make it. About that time I received your book, Created to … Read more

December 2017