Instilling Initiative in Our...

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A question we are often asked is, “How do we teach our children to be industrious/assume responsibility/do their duty/be independent/have initiative, etc.?” Having successfully gone through this phase in raising our children, the question that is of more concern to me is this: how do we bring parents to the place where they see the need to instill these qualities in their children? Most parents take too much for granted. I have known several people who purchased a new lawn mower or generator and, assuming it was ready to run, cranked it up and promptly burnt it up, not knowing… Read More
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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
5 comments

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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Dogs Cats and Kids

Michael Pearl

The life principle that will always work for you is one I have stated many times. Never forget it. “Make all negative behavior counterproductive, and reward all positive behavior.”

December 2008
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Learning With a Purpose

Shalom (Pearl) Brand

I am a young mother and just beginning my homeschooling years. I am learning as I go along. Every day has new challenges. I have been working with Gracie, my oldest child who is now three years old, from the time she was a baby.

June 2008
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Attention!

Teresa Ware

How do you train your children to talk one at a time when they all want your attention at once?

June 2008
3 comments
Young girl

The Sin of Tolerance

Gabriel Pearl

Most moral boundaries are written in stone, clear to anyone who can and will see. We all know it’s wrong to smoke crack, watch MTV, or beat our wives.

April 2008
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Wolf in Grandma’s Clothing

Debi Pearl

We receive letters like this so often it looks like a plague.

February 2008
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Bad Days?

Shalom (Pearl) Brand

“Do I ever have a day where everything goes wrong and the children will not stop crying?” I sure do.

December 2007
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