(Un)Common Law
December 25, 2018

Parents write in with their questions regarding teaching their kids to share, while still respecting their rights to personal property.

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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
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 Jezebel Profile

Debi Pearl

When the name Jezebel comes to mind, most of us see the painted face of a seductively dressed woman gazing into the eyes of a man who lacks good sense. The Bible portrays Jezebel in a different light.

February 2002

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Blessings

Michael Pearl

If I had my life to live over again, knowing all that I know now, I would do many things differently; but having lived in the blessings of God, I cannot imagine being more blessed or having any more joy and satisfaction out of life.

December 2018

(Un)Common Law

Michael Pearl

Parents write in with their questions regarding teaching their kids to share, while still respecting their rights to personal property.

December 2018

Mistaken Identity: Serving vs. Enabling

Michael Pearl

What is the difference between serving and enabling? Can a wife honor her husband and be a good help meet without enabling poor behavior?

December 2018

Sitting Practice

Karen Sargent

Mama, do you enjoy being in a church service? Implement sitting practice and you’ll never miss another one!

December 2018

The Most Gracious Miss Grace

Debi Pearl

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 2018

Love Grooming

Debi Pearl

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 2018

Rescued Raptor

Ashley Pearl

Ever since I was a young girl, I wanted a raptor (bird of prey) for a pet. I just never thought it would be a vulture. Yep, you heard me right. I have a pet vulture.

October 2018

Humility Sought is Humility Lost

Michael Pearl

The lack of humility is an evil; but the presence of humility is not a virtue.

October 2018

Instilling Hope

Debi Pearl

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 2018

Nagging Wives and Hurtful Husbands

Michael Pearl

“I struggle with being a nagging wife. I have been married seven years, and it seems we fight a lot more than we used to. how can I stop nagging?”

October 2018