Angry protesting little boy wearing newspaper hat

Child Training Marathon Revisited...

It was a busy, trying time for them, preparing meals and hauling us around from town to town, with meetings every night and sometimes all day. They urged us to be diligent in observing their every act and response, sharing any insights that might be helpful in improving their child training techniques. If an occasion arose and we didn’t speak out, they brought it to our attention and asked how and what should be done. This family meant business. When we arrived, we assumed they must be having problems with their teenagers, since parents usually don’t panic until they have… Read More
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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

In Defense of Biblical Chastisement, Part 2

Michael Pearl

This is the second half of “In Defense of Biblical Chastisement.” We have examined the Word of God and seen God’s perspective on the necessity of incorporating the rod as part of our child-training methods. Now we will discuss the how, when, and where.

September 2001

In Defense of Biblical Chastisement, Part 1

Michael Pearl

The following article is designed to be used as a resource in defending your faith on Biblical child training. If the Federal or State agencies take me to court over advocating corporal chastisement, this will be part of my defense.

April 2001
Girl in toy wagon

Breaking the Bondage of Shyness and Fear

Michael Pearl

Shoshanna was shepherding two small children the other day and noticed that when the little fellow, nearly three years old, asked for something, he reverted to baby talk with a whine. His parents often ignore his requests until he resorts to pitiful baby talk, at which time they are provoked to respond.

December 2000


Debi Pearl

(from “Lady With a Lot of Questions” article, Nov/Dec. 2000)

November 2000

Discussing Reproduction

Debi Pearl

(From “Lady With a Lot of Questions” article, Nov/Dec. 2000)

November 2000

Little Foxes Spoil the Vines

Michael Pearl

This past Sunday, during our gathering to worship, I saw several examples of little foxes. One little fellow interrupted the children’s story to tell his mother that he wanted a drink of water.

October 2000

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


Michael Pearl

Two-year-old Johnny was sitting in his mother’s lap at the kitchen table. He reached for a dish of steamed squash, but his mother pulled him back and said “No.” He twisted his shoulders back and forth as if to break her grasp, and then he defiantly slapped the table with the palm of his hand.

June 2000

Low Self-Esteem

Michael Pearl

My thirteen-year-old has very low self-esteem. My younger son always seems to “out-do” him in obedience and schoolwork.

April 2000