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Training Starts at Birth

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Every parent trains their children. They train them to scream and pitch fits, or they train them to be sweet and obedient, but the child is trained either way. When the little ones arrive in our arms and we pull them to our breast for the first time, we are training them that we are their life source. The next time they become hungry and we are holding them close, they will begin nuzzling around looking for that sweet comfort they know will soon come. It is the most amazing thing ever that a little two-day-old will remember the smell,… Read More
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To Train Up a Child

Michael Pearl

Excerpt from the book “To Train Up A Child”, by Michael and Debi Pearl.

December 1995
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The Opinion of Three

Michael Pearl

As we sat at the kitchen table talking with T. J. Slayman, he expressed his views on home-schooling and rearing strong young men.

September 1995
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Two Fathers

Rebekah Rising

Once there were two fathers In houses side by side. Each had a little boy The apple of his eye. One raised his son in love and care And made him to obey.” He taught him from the Bible, And … Read more

September 1995
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Plowing Under Weeds

Michael Pearl

Last week I was in Florida staying in the home of a young family. They had a son, 2-years old, who exemplified good training.

September 1995
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Epistles Epitomize Parental Performance

Michael Pearl

“Ye are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read of all men forasmuch as ye are manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshy tables of the heart.” 2 Corinthians 3:2-3

August 1995
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Consistency

Michael Pearl

A parent describes her dilemma: “I get so frustrated with the children. No matter how many times I tell them or spank them, they just do the same thing again. We just go ’round and ’round.”

July 1995
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3-Year-Old Screamer

Michael Pearl

“My three-year-old daughter often screams when she is aggravated by the other children or when she doesn’t get her way. Is this normal? Will she grow out of it?”

July 1995
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Rule of Law

Michael Pearl

“Should a mature ten-year-old be allowed to switch a two-year-old if the mother is unavailable, for example, during a temper tantrum?”

July 1995
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Of Utmost Concern

Michael Pearl

How can it be called success if your children turn out to be part of the world’s problem rather than its cure?

May 1995
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Twinkie Twerp

Michael Pearl

My wife was standing in a yard talking to the young mother of a seven-year-old boy and two girls. The girls are fairly obedient and even tempered. But the boy…

May 1995
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