Rodless Training

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I just hung up the phone after talking with a pastor concerning a new member in his church. This single mother had been hopelessly bound in drugs and immorality, living a life of sin and degradation. The state had removed the children from her home. For two years they were passed around from institution to temporary residence, to institution, and back again. This mother, forsaken by all but the predators who sought to consume the scared flesh that remained, was lost—alone, wasted, hopeless. "But God…(Eph. 2:4)." Then someone told her about the forgiveness that was purchased by the blood of ... Read More
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Honoring Dad

Deanna Noel

Here is an enjoyable way to teach your children to honor their father. My children were 7, 5, and 4 when we did the following project. We were living in a remote village in the mountains of Papua New Guinea.

February 2002
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How Training Pays Off

Rebekah Rising

One of my earliest memories is standing outside in the springtime in a shirt and panties watching Mom and Dad work in a little garden plot with great enthusiasm.

February 2002
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The Loving Investment

Debi Pearl

I must confess that I hate to tell my granddaughter, Laura Rose, no. It is even more difficult to spat her little hand or leg on the rare occasions when she needs it. But, oh, I do love to teach her how to suck a straw, use a spoon, sweep the floor, or play music on her broken keyboard.

December 2001
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Mama’s Excuses Revisited

Mama’s Excuses

Debi Pearl

“My little man missed his nap today and that is the reason he slapped your Johnny. When your Johnny started screaming that he was hurt, it upset my boy so badly that he threw your cup and broke it, but he didn’t do it intentionally…”

December 2001
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Great Expectations

Michael Pearl

In addition to your letters, we are prepped by the real life experiences that confront us daily.

December 2001
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Recipe for Angel Food Cake

Michael Pearl

You may be tempted to use your mother’s old recipe. If you liked her cake, fine, but if it fell when baked, or slid off the plate, or left a bad taste in your mouth, then you will need to be careful not to fall into old habits that have already proven less than satisfactory.

September 2001
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Nip It in the Bud

Debi Pearl

I watched as a mischievous 3-year-old tried to get some attention from the stranger talking to his daddy. He stood between them, throwing his smile up to this new and interesting fellow while lightly kicking his leg. He didn’t have a bad attitude, just bad manners.

July 2001
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Summertime at the Pearls

Michael Pearl

Debi and I had four Russian orphans living with us this summer. What a summer! We discovered parenting all over again. I’d forgotten how much fun it was.

July 2001
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Insulate Your Children Within

Michael Pearl

In our recent article on betrothal, I mentioned that many homeschooling parents insulate their children without, but fail to insulate them within. We have received a number of inquires as to how parents should go about insulating their children within.

February 2001
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Starting Over

Michael Pearl

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Pearl,
A faithful friend handed me your books. I wish I’d read them 10 years ago before letting my kids learn many ways of quietly disobeying. Do you have any suggestions on where best to start changing things?

February 2001
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