Functioning Community

No doubt about it: effectively training up children in this current society is the toughest job you’ll ever have. Their growing up is inevitable, but growing into righteous, emotionally stable, productive human beings is a miracle that requires extraordinary sacrifice, commitment, and wisdom on the part of parents. There was a time when there were small, close-knit communities composed of extended family and friends, where the church and school reflected and enforced Christian values, where children just naturally grew up to be stable and well-trained. No more. Those times are gone forever. Every government agency, form of entertainment, electronic device,… Read More
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The Miller family of Cane Creek

Only One Life

Ben Sargent

“Only one life twill soon be past; only what’s done for Christ will last.” C.T. Studd

February 2013

The Flower House

Shalom (Pearl) Brand

A little patient parental flexibility can go a long way towards encouraging the creativity of children. Learn about Shalom’s girlhood flower houses and pretend meals served to her loving parents.

October 2011

Functioning Community

Michael Pearl

Parents need help effectively raising children who can swim against the tide in this current society. A community of believers provides a wholesome context in which your children can grow.

June 2011
Dark haired dark eyed tan skinned young woman wearing sparkling headband holding up her wedding dress before a mirror preparing to be a help meet

Preparing to Be a Help Meet—NEW BOOK!

Debi Pearl

Being a good help meet starts long before marriage. It is a mindset, a learned habit, a way of life established as a young unmarried girl—or at least that’s the way it should be.

February 2010

The Chinese Waitress

Freida Lansing

You can show your children how to be a real light unto this world, not just a sweet example. You can make an eternal difference.

August 2009
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Little Women

Zephyr Pearl

Pleasing Those You Love

June 2007
TJ & Family

God’s Amazing Grace


“I am TJ S******…and for the last 10 years have been working toward translating the Scripture into the ******* language of Southeast Asia.”

August 2005
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Eating Ants

Debi Pearl

Most parents are too uptight. At least half the joy of life is raising kids. So when Big Papa found that one of our Russian boys had returned the jar of honey to the cabinet without replacing the lid, and 4000 ants were floating in it face down…

June 2002
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Happy as a June Bug

Michael Pearl

Most of you live in cultures quite different from here in Middle Tennessee. One of the dear ladies in our church, widowed, 57 years old, lives alone, deep in the woods, on thirty-six acres.

December 1996