Avoiding Vacuums

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Question: “What conversations can we have with our 9-year-old daughter and our 11-year-old son to inoculate them from the sexual perversions they will come across in the church, etc.?” Question: “How do I protect my children from sexual temptation?” “Inoculate them”? Impossible. “Protect them from temptation”? Only to a degree. Equipping them to endure temptation is the only effective recourse. The infallible Word of God tells us that God will not put more temptation on us than we are able to bear. That must mean either that God regulates us, by means of teaching and grace, in proportion to the… Read More
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When the Worst Happens

Michael Pearl

Sometimes our parental response to a child’s divergence into the profoundly ugly is the deciding factor as to whether it is a one-time curiosity or a permanent turn down the road to perdition.

June 2010
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Happy african american dad with little curly headed son

Spank and Save a Child

Michael Pearl

According to the research, children spanked up to the age of 6 were likely as teenagers to perform better at school and were more likely to carry out volunteer work and to want to go to college than their peers who had never been physically disciplined.

April 2010
88 comments

Building Trust

Shalom (Pearl) Brand

In the past I have come across people, children and adults alike, that are not trustworthy. You can guarantee that they will take everything you say or do and run straight to Mom, or Pastor, and accuse the brethren.

December 2009
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Listen to My Dream

Debi Pearl

One day last fall a young boy was milling around in my office when he located one of the few remaining copies of Listen To My Dream and asked, “What’s this little book about?” I opened the tattered old children’s book while he leaned over my shoulder.

December 2009
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Angry protesting little boy wearing newspaper hat

Child Training Marathon Revisited and Updated

Michael Pearl

Fifteen years ago, when Deb and I were much younger, a homeschooling family invited us to stay with them for an entire week to critique their child training methods. We had several seminars scheduled for that week, all within a 100-mile radius of their home, so we accepted the challenge, knowing it would be a learning experience for us, as well.

October 2009
46 comments

Serious Smile

Michael Pearl

If you look at the quality of your trust, your smile may vanish, but if you look to the success of Him whom you trust, there will always be more than enough motivation to smile.

August 2009
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Young Woman

What I Want in a Guy!

A Young Woman

I am a 22-year-old girl who has met and seen my fair share of couples. I’ve traveled a good bit and lived with/helped out different families doing mission work.

June 2009
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Young man looking up to his left, thinking

What I Am Looking for in a Wife

A Young Man

The most attractive women I’ve met are those who are satisfied where they are, yet are open for more of what God has for them. This is a freedom only God can give.

June 2009
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The Gift of Wisdom

Shalom (Pearl) Brand

Who said God would not give wisdom to a four-year-old? When I spontaneously began to laugh with thanksgiving and joy, Gracie wanted to know what had made me laugh. So I explained to Gracie that God had blessed her with the gift of wisdom, which in turn had made me very happy.

April 2009
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Learning to Share

Shalom (Pearl) Brand

Gracie has learned that it is better to have a little sister in the way than to play by herself in her room.

February 2009
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