Man and woman's hands lying on top of their marriage contract with yellow roses

Holy Matrimony

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Origin of marriage The marriage of one man to one woman is the oldest institution on earth, predating all religion and government, inaugurated in the Garden of Eden by the Creator himself. The incarnate son of the Creator, Jesus, said, “Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female, and said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain [two and no more] shall be one flesh? Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined… Read More
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Man and woman's hands lying on top of their marriage contract with yellow roses

Holy Matrimony

Michael Pearl

Most of my readers will agree that holy matrimony is not the product of the state, but few understand that it is likewise not the product of the church.

June 2009
38 comments
Boy and Girl

Husbands and Wives in the Making

Shalom (Pearl) Brand

Show your daughter how wonderful life is by being an example of joy and creativity. Treat your little boys like men, and expect manly responses. Don’t demand that they be sensitive like girls.

April 2009
10 comments

Response from Bill Gothard

Bill Gothard

In a previous article I characterized the teaching of Bill Gothard in a manner that is not representative of his views. He graciously called to inform me of his position. I asked him to document his views in a letter to me. Here is Bill Gothard’s letter in its entirety.

April 2009
13 comments
Glasses, books, notebook, and pen.

College from Home

Shawn Cohen

Instead of sitting through hours of humanistic instruction from atheistic professors, I studied from the comfort of my own home and, on average, completed semester-long courses in a few days or weeks.

October 2008
7 comments
Young man

Patriarchal Dysfunctional Families

Michael Pearl

They plod on in blind faith trying to do better, but they blame their failure on their children…When things don’t work out like the model they have been presented, they shut the door tighter against the world outside, not realizing that their failure… is actually a universal side effect of a very bad idea.

October 2008
9 comments
Homeschooled kids

Cloistered Homeschool Syndrome

Michael Pearl

The Foger family came to stay with us one spring about 12 years ago while they were on furlough from Mozambique.

August 2008
23 comments

African-American Lady Loves Created

Datrice Weathers

Allow me to start my letter by stating that I am a 34-year-old African-American female Chicagoan. I feel this is important to say because when first learning of your Created To Be His Help Meet book, I thought, that was not for today’s black family.

June 2008
24 comments
Burning hot coals

Burning Coals

Steven Brooks

Can a man take fire in his bosom, and his clothes not be burned? Can one go upon hot coals, and his feet not be burned? So he that goeth in to his neighbor’s wife; whosoever toucheth her shall not be innocent.

June 2008
0 comments
Boy reading the Bible

Whom Shall He Make To Understand Doctrine

Tremaine Ware

My nine-year-old son already loves the Word. He goes to sleep every night listening to one of Mike’s Bible messages. From time to time we discuss what has been stirred in his mind by what he has learned from the messages.

June 2008
1 comment

Michael Update

Michael Pearl

Thanks for all the notes and letters. I feel like I have fully recovered from my heart attack. It took about three to four months to return to normal.

June 2008
1 comment