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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“I Am Going To Kill Myself”

Michael Pearl

Is there hope of heaven for one who commits suicide?

February 2008
5 comments

Wolf in Grandma’s Clothing

Debi Pearl

We receive letters like this so often it looks like a plague.

February 2008
3 comments

Bad Days?

Shalom (Pearl) Brand

“Do I ever have a day where everything goes wrong and the children will not stop crying?” I sure do.

December 2007
1 comment
Boy on couch holding video game controller and slice of pizza

Playstation

Michael Pearl

I understand the strength of their addiction. They may refuse any alternative. It may be that they do not find anything as fun as punching buttons and looking at a flashing screen.

December 2007
6 comments

Show Me: Gratefulness

Debi Pearl

Have you ever given a gift to a young teen and watched her face draw up with an expression that was half irritation and half mockery, vividly showing her disdain for your stupid choice?

October 2007
4 comments

What Are We Going to Do?

Michael Pearl

I remember so clearly how it used to be: “What are we going to do, Daddy?” Now it is: “What are we going to do, Big Papa?”

August 2007
2 comments

Making a Fish Trap

Gabriel Pearl

What does an old sock full of dog food and a roll of rabbit cage wire have in common?

August 2007
0 comments

A Thankful Heart

Nathan Pearl

Children Learn Heart Attitudes from Mom and Dad’s Actions

June 2007
4 comments

Little Women

Zephyr Pearl

Pleasing Those You Love

June 2007
3 comments

Thankfulness

Shalom (Pearl) Brand

My husband is a mechanic, and in his line of work he meets all kinds of different people, because everybody needs their car worked on at one time or another. There are at least two kinds of people, the thankful and the unthankful.

June 2007
12 comments