Pacification Parenting

Pacification Parenting

Children begin life totally dependent upon someone else. Parents are gifted with a hormonal instinct to protect and nurture their young—a most compelling and satisfying drive. Nothing is required of the infant. We patiently tolerate crying, waking us in the night, throwing up all over us, and still we rush to meet their every need and desire. But, in about eighteen years, we will expect them to be totally autonomous souls fully responsible for themselves. That’s one crazy eighteen years, and who is sufficient for these things? Many kids are not ready to take responsibility when the time comes. Most… Read More
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Man sitting alone on a bench

Go Love Yourself?

Michael Pearl and Debi Pearl

Mike and Debi offer advice to a husband planning to walk away from a miserable marriage lacking trust and intimacy. Can such a union be restored? Recommended resources are available for a husband at the end of his rope.

June 2011
Young husband asleep on leather couch

Lazy Husbands, Hungry Kids and Hopeful Wives

Michael Pearl

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 examines the circumstance in light of Scripture.

February 2011

Adrenaline Rush

Shalom (Pearl) Brand

Of special concern is how we as parents help our sons survive the most powerful force of their growing-up years that they will ever encounter;the girl-crazy years.

June 2009

Love is Like God

Rebekah Rising

The secret to Michael Pearl’s success is not in training…

June 2005

Women Speaking in Church

Michael Pearl

Hi Mike and Debi,
Its a churchs decision that confuses me lately. We are going to have two new female pastors at our church

October 2003


Rebekah Rising

The Teacher
Boredom was an unknown ailment in our house, thanks to Mom. With the energy of 10 monkeys on NoDoze pills, she started one project after another and completed at least half of them. Her curiosity is insatiable.

October 2003

SINFUL Sensitivity

Michael Pearl

This sensitivity to not offend is a symptom of this hedonistic generation. The last virtue of a wicked society is tolerance. A sinner will throw away all the Bible, but still quote, “Judge not that ye be not judged.”

April 2002

A Wise, Older Couple is Troubled at What They Saw

Debi Pearl

Dear Pearls, We recently visited a family who follow your teachings to a “T.” The children are very well behaved. But I wondered if you’ve ever had anyone overdo it?

April 2002



Although I had been in church all of my life and had been taught out of the Bible, I was not saved and did not know anything about being a wife. As I look back, I now know that I made many mistakes in my relationship with my husband.

February 2002

A Wise Woman Builds Her House

Debi Pearl

A wise woman doesn’t take anything for granted. She is thankful to be loved and seeks to make herself more lovely.

April 2001