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Marriage Is God's Finishing School

Marriage is an arrangement that forces our imperfections to the surface where we can see the damage they do. It is the “reveal all” of the human experience.

Created for Him?

God called the woman a “help meet.” Men were created to need a helper, a cheerleader, a listener, a healer, and a host of other things only a good woman can provide.

Go, and Sneer No More

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.

My Mama Adores My Daddy

The following was written 12 years ago when Amy (Amy’s parents are on the cover) was four years old.

Leaving and Cleaving

Dear Pearls, I have struggled to have a relationship with my mother-in-law since I met her. She tends to be manipulative, unkind, and judgmental.

Excerpts from Created to Need a Help Meet

Men were created with a need for a helper, a best friend, an encourager and a lover. Read these passages from Michael Pearl’s book about how to gain a happy wife, God’s favor (...)

I Need Her Counsel and Judgment

This excerpt from Created to NEED a Help Meet outlines ways a wife enriches her husband with counsel, encouragement and prayers. Michael Pearl urges men to benefit from those (...)

Learning to Become a Multi-Colored Girl

The values of popular society are often at odds with a woman's calling to fashion herself and adapt to her husband's changing needs. A willingness to be flexible can help a (...)

Lazy Husbands, Hungry Kids and Hopeful Wives

Facing homelessness, a concerned mother of toddlers asks what her response should be to a husband that stays on the computer, sleeps and leaves bills unpaid. Michael Pearl (...)