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



NGJ Magazine: July-August 2003

NGJ Magazine:
July-August 2003

Volume 9, Number 4

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Table of Contents

Different Techniques to Control Parents

Michael Pearl

…Children (as well as adults) throw fits as a means of controlling the actions of others. Your daughter screams and runs away because it works in reducing the pain…

Spanking a 7-Month-Old?

Michael Pearl

…Is it right to spank a 7-month-old for crying when put down for bed? I grew up with just ignoring the child, thus training them that they will not get their way. My husband wants it to stop all together…

Low Self-Esteem

Michael Pearl

My 9-year-old son has low self-esteem. He expects too much of himself. He feels rejected. We have never talked down to him, although there have been others who have expressed that they did not want him around.

Other Children Changing Your Child’s Destiny

Debi Pearl

…Did you ever experience this as you raised your children around other families? I feel sort of hopeless, that I will never find friends who hold the same conservative values and who train their children…

Arranged Marriage

Debi Pearl

Dear Mike and Deb,
My sister went through the courtship thing and married in complete harmony with Dad and Mom, etc. and she really believes she married the man whom God chose for her; but things have not worked out too well.

Homeschooling as a Way of Life

Rebekah Rising

For many, “school” is the main focus in “homeschooling.” As for me “home” is most important.

Beginning With Words

Rebekah Rising

For weeks now, my two-year-old has had the obnoxious habit of repeating himself over and over. At first I continued to answer him patiently – the same answer ten times in a row.

To Teach or Not to Teach?

Michael Pearl

Dear Debi,
We have read your thoughts on the woman never being the spiritual leader in her home (not leading the kids in Bible studies, etc., even if Dad doesn’t do it), but in one of your books or tapes, Michael…

Learning Our Place as Wives

Debi Pearl

How can a wife “encourage” her husband to participate with family/children without being a nag? Things like having the husband help tuck the kids in at night without having to ask him over and over, or to take an interest in homeschooling?

Church Youth Group

Michael Pearl

Dear Pearls,
We homeschool our three children. Now that the oldest one has turned 13, we feel under some pressure for him to participate with the church youth and their weekend retreats.

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