Dad’s Daughter

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Dad, you must get this one right. If you mess up here, all that you have invested in your daughter could be wasted on a dud. The guys come around asking for her hand, but they really want much more. They want the entire twenty or so years you have invested in your precious daughter. They want all the training, the money you sank into dental and medical, and all the clothes and education. They want to reap the harvest that you have so carefully tended and protected for the best part of your life. When that young man comes… Read More
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Little Men

Michael Pearl

You want him to be a part of your team but you do not want to be part of his.

June 2008
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Peace and Safety

Michael Pearl

Did you read this week about the recently released convict who broke into your next-door neighbor’s house? The intruder told the police he thought the house was empty, but when the woman started to scream, he “just lost control”. Her little girl was with her at the time, and & help.

June 2008
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A Dog’s Day

Tremaine Ware

Most parents are not weeding out foolishness like this wise dad, but are allowing it to continue, thinking it must just be just a passing stage. Discounting all the early signs, parents are shocked and surprised when their children grow up to be teenage fools.

June 2008
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