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Over the last 40-plus years, we have watched couples fall in—and out—of love. In many cases, the ones we were certain would make it did not, and those we thought would surely end in divorce thrived in love. So what’s the secret? There are many dynamics in marriage that make it fail or flourish, but over the years there is one underlying element that has proven to be the deal maker or breaker. I don’t know if it is the cause or the symptom, but it is a certain marker…sitting in the seat of the scornful. A family full of… Read More
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Go, and Sneer No More

Debi Pearl

How can a man truly love a woman who treats him with disdain and disapproval? The recipe for a good marriage doesn’t include a pinch of scorn.

October 2012
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Daddy's Pride & Joy

Daddy’s Pride and Joy

Shalom (Pearl) Brand

Make sure your kids know that you are proud of them in the little things, so they will want to make you proud in the big things.

October 2012
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Pacification Parenting

Pacification Parenting

Michael Pearl

Accepting the sacrifices of duty and self control is a slow process done in increments, like learning to walk on sharp rocks.

April 2012
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Be a Door Opener, Not a Door Shutter

Be a Door Opener, Not a Door Shutter

Michael Pearl

Think of ways to open doors of delight and you will not have as many occasions to say no to their naughtiness.

February 2012
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The Happy Child

The Happy Child

Jennifer Brooks

“I love you”, “thank you”, “why can’t you be as happy as me?”

January 2012
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Corn Fest Fun

Corn Fest Fun!

Michael Pearl

Our first annual Cane Creek Corn Fest was a day FILLED with fun. While the corn harvest was great, the harvest of grace was even greater. Mike reflects on the quality of the crop.

December 2011
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Little girl seated, looking down at her feet

Be Careful Little Feet Where You Go

Debi Pearl

Nathan Pearl reflects on the impact childhood experiences have on a person’s perception of right and wrong. An encouragement for parents to carefully guide the steps of their little ones.

October 2011
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Girl eating apple

Training for Honesty

Kim Doebler

Have you been looking for ways to teach children how lies hurt? Here’s an object lesson on the destructive power of lies. You’ll need an apple, a hammer and a flair for the dramatic!

August 2011
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The Power of a Story

Debi Pearl

Shalom Brand uses a story from her own childhood to help reinforce a lesson about deception for her daughter. See how the mystery of the red blanket was solved and how a 5-year-old learned the value of honesty.

June 2011
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Happy mom with her arms wrapped around her little son

Mirror of Our Reflection

Shoshanna (Pearl) Easling

Children reflect our attitudes and moods. Shoshanna Easling relates how she daily delights in her children from the moment they awake. Discover ways to improve your reflection by improving your outlook.

June 2011
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