Where Are the Men...

When I was a young woman, the older women were always teaching me and all the other young women what it meant to be a wife, a mother, and a God-honoring woman. As I have gotten older, traveled to many churches, and talked with families, I have seen one overall theme everywhere I go. There are young women walking with God, trained from childhood to serve God so that one day they will make the best wives and mothers possible. They are ready, trained, and waiting for their man to come find them, but the men are not finding them.… Read More
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Encouraging the Adventurer in Your Son

Sharee Moore

I always LISTEN when my boys play together, but I don’t always watch. That mom gene can kick in and I’ll find myself correcting or interrupting their play because it doesn’t look “safe.” My heart likes to run, jostle in … Read more

August 2020

Never Underestimate the Need to Be Needed

Shalom (Pearl) Brand

Do your kids feel that they are a vital part of the family “team?” Everyone– even the youngest–needs a job to help the family; it causes them to build confidence, and feel important, and that they matter! Here’s how you can build that team spirit in your kids!

August 2019
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From Our Mailbox

A friend of the ministry

The middle-aged cashier noticed Daniel’s phone when it rang, and said his son wouldn’t be caught dead with “a dinky phone like that.” Daniel looked at the man and said, “Sir, would you like to know WHY I have this “dinky” phone?”

June 2019

The Three Types of Men: Junior-Size

Michael Pearl, Debi Pearl and Karen Sargent

Just like there are three types of men, boys all tend toward one personality type. Here’s how to tell what natural inclinations your son has, and how you can guide him to become the man God wants him to be.

June 2019

An Upset Mother Writes…

Michael Pearl

An upset mother unsubscribes from the No Greater Joy magazine to protect the purity and innocence of her sons. Mike recalls a conversation he had a few months ago with another woman who felt the same way, until her son made a confession…

April 2019
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Raising Boys Who Raise Cain

Michael Pearl

My sons both have streaks of Command Man in them and have recently begun to assert themselves, and the conflict has resulted in them having bad attitudes. Where do I draw the line between raising a young man with King-type personality traits and excusing an overly dominant son without proper respect for authority?

October 2018
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The Old Paths: Hope for the Family

Michael Pearl

Question from a Father: I have raised three girls and they all turned out well. My last child is a boy who has just turned fourteen. I am seeing signs of trouble and need some advice. I don’t think I … Read more

August 2017
Mike Pearl and grandson

Don’t Send a Grandpa to Do a Mother’s Work

Michael Pearl

Either I have forgotten what it is like to be solely responsible for a two year- old, or I have gotten out of shape— both physically and mentally.

August 2014

Where Are the Men When You Need One?

Shalom (Pearl) Brand

The girls are ready, trained, and waiting for their man to come find them, but the men are not finding them. Why?

August 2012

Hands-On Boys

The Otto Brothers

Most men work with their hands. Even whose who are stuck with an office job tinker around with a lawn mower or garden on the weekends.

August 2008