Instilling Initiative in Our...

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A question we are often asked is, “How do we teach our children to be industrious/assume responsibility/do their duty/be independent/have initiative, etc.?” Having successfully gone through this phase in raising our children, the question that is of more concern to me is this: how do we bring parents to the place where they see the need to instill these qualities in their children? Most parents take too much for granted. I have known several people who purchased a new lawn mower or generator and, assuming it was ready to run, cranked it up and promptly burnt it up, not knowing… Read More
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The Folks in England Are Talking About Us

Debi Pearl

The good folks from The Old School House magazine planned a speaking tour to England this spring…

April 2006
3 comments

Dad’s Daughter

Michael Pearl

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.

March 2006
6 comments

Teenagers

Rebekah Rising

Calling all Teenagers… Normal, healthy, smart, beautiful, talented, needed, wonderful…. Hey – I’m talking to you.

February 2006
5 comments

Jumping Ship (Part 4)

Michael Pearl

If you want to almost guarantee that your children will not jump ship (other factors being equal), provide a community life that holds promise of suitable future mates.

December 2005
0 comments

Jumping Ship (Part 3)

Michael Pearl

I was one of those children who jumped ship, and I did so for all the reasons you listed. My parents were hypocrites and expected the same from my sister and me.

August 2005
2 comments

Love is Like God

Rebekah Rising

The secret to Michael Pearl’s success is not in training…

June 2005
21 comments

Dealing with Slick Liars

Debi Pearl

What do you do when you learn that one of your sweet little ones is an outright liar?

April 2005
9 comments

Jumping Ship (Part 1)

Michael Pearl

What to do so your children don’t jump ship to the world when they get older.

April 2005
3 comments

More Than Obedience?

Michael Pearl

Should I expect her do more than what she is commanded? Isn’t that asking too much?

February 2005
6 comments

Our Own Set of Possessed Damsels

Debi Pearl

For the last year or so, we have had a group of about eight working overtime trying to disrupt our ministry.

February 2005
4 comments