Homeschooled kids

Cloistered Homeschool Syndrome

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The Foger family came to stay with us one spring about 12 years ago while they were on furlough from Mozambique. Their eighth child was soon to be delivered. Although I had just met the family, I was highly impressed by them. The oldest daughter, 19 years old, was a joyful, hardworking, energetic, blue-eyed beauty. The next, a 17 year old son, was cut in the mold of his father, dedicated, reserved, and very mission-minded. The five other children were 13 years old and younger. The family sang together with strong, forceful voices, no bashfulness among them. The two oldest… Read More
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Depression Grooving Research

Debi Pearl

Science has proven that there is no such thing as “can’t help it.” Mike and I knew all through these 50 years of counseling, but what could we say to someone who came to us for help? Call them a liar? Tell them they could help it if they’d just repent and turn to God? In most cases they were too entrenched behind the wall of inability and victimhood. Oh, the beauty of having a new weapon against this age old self-deception. Now we can say, “Let’s go get a scan of your brain. I’m paying.”

August 2018
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A Young Lady Writes…

Debi Pearl

I am courting a wonderful Godly young man, who I’m convinced is the man I will eventually marry. His parents are good, Christian people, but I have never heard him say one good thing about his parents. Anything he has … Read more

December 2017
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Teens Preparing for Responsibility

Debi Pearl

Wise teens will be constantly preparing for what amounts to survival in this uncertain world.

October 2017
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A Bachelor’s Discovery (It’s About Time!)

Moses Schrock

The biggest hurdle for me has been the religious idea that I have to wait on God to give me a wife. But in the last couple of years, I have done almost a 180 on my view of God’s part and man’s part in finding a wife.

October 2017
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From Our Mailbox

Debi Pearl

Dear Mrs. Pearl, I am 14 years old, and I have a question concerning hearing the voice of God. I think that God has told me a young man in our church is going to be my husband one day. … Read more

August 2017
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New Book! The Hidden Help Meet

Debi Pearl

Sometimes God gives a man an astoundingly powerful message. God blessed Denny Kenaston with such a message. It was called “The Hidden Woman.” He preached it often, and men and women fell before God in thanksgiving with a yearning to … Read more

April 2017
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Part 2- Do You Want to Get Married?

Debi Pearl

This is a letter from a new husband, a good friend of ours, extolling his new wife, copied from Facebook 2-22-17: Six months have well-nigh passed since our sacred union—six of the fullest of my time on the earth. I … Read more

April 2017
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My Favorite Way to Start Each Day

My Favorite Way to Start Each Day

Kelsie Steele

Every morning that dawns is like a new opportunity to start fresh, to try new approaches and make new decisions. That’s why I love to start each day seeking my Creator’s face.

October 2016
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God Defines a Good Person: Three Needful Things

God Defines a Good Person: Three Needful Things

Debi Pearl

God has shown us what is good and what is required of us. So much of our religion is not required by God; some of it is not even good.

August 2016
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Death - Electrocardiogram

Death

Cameron Taylor

Death. What a dark word, a scary word that brings fear into the hearts of many. But what is death? Is it just the stopping of one’s heart?

August 2016
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