“I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth” (3 John 1:4).

January-February 2019

Volume 25, Number 1

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Table of Contents

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.

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.

Sitting Practice

Karen Sargent

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

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?

(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.


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.

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