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The Heart of a...

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The first time I heard it was at college. I am sure we were supposed to be studying, but Rachel, my good friend, and I were casually talking, surrounded by dozens of books, papers, assignments, pieces of sheet music, leftover coffee cup sleeves, one laptop, and a keyboard. “We were having a family discussion one night around the dinner table,” she was saying, “and someone brought up the question, ‘Who is the happiest person you know?’ The vote was unanimous. Everyone decided it was Cathy Steele.” The thought surprised me. Not because my mom isn’t a happy person; she is.… Read More
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Russian Invasion

Michael Pearl

The Russians are coming again! Two wonderfully ornery, hyperactive, attention-needing, hardworking, hard-playing, easy to get along with, thirteen-year-old orphan boys from Russia.

April 2003
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THREE CHEERS

Michael Pearl

I am impressed. I am impressed with my Heavenly Father. He has done what he said he would do and a whole lot more!

June 2002
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Male? Female? Neuter?

TJ

While translating the book of Proverbs into Lao, questions arose among my co-workers and proofreaders as to why wisdom is often referred to in the female gender…

June 2002
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The Challenge

Michael Pearl

There was a time when somewhere in every large city there was a dirty building, dimly lit, tucked back where decent folks would never go. Nearby was a liquor store and a cheap motel that rented rooms by the hour.

April 2002
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Summertime at the Pearls’ (Once More)

Michael Pearl

Well, it’s summertime again at Cane Creek. Shalom and Shoshanna each have their outside work to do and plenty of chores at home. But there is always time for fun, especially now that we have the Russian orphans back with us for the summer.

April 2002
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MORE OF SODOM

Michael Pearl

Dear Michael,
I am a husband and a stepfather of a three-year-old. I’m hooked on pornography. I sometimes think I can’t make it without it.

April 2002
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Fear of Bees

Michael Pearl

Dear Pearls,
Please Help. My 3-year-old has developed a fear of bees. One day a few flew close to her head and scared her. She was so scared that night that she would not go near her bed.

April 2002
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In Defense of Biblical Chastisement, Part 2

Michael Pearl

This is the second half of “In Defense of Biblical Chastisement.” We have examined the Word of God and seen God’s perspective on the necessity of incorporating the rod as part of our child-training methods. Now we will discuss the how, when, and where.

September 2001
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Parents Get Blasted By Older Children

Debi Pearl

What is it that makes some families prosper in the Lord and others crumble when their children get older?

April 2001
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In Defense of Biblical Chastisement, Part 1

Michael Pearl

The following article is designed to be used as a resource in defending your faith on Biblical child training. If the Federal or State agencies take me to court over advocating corporal chastisement, this will be part of my defense.

April 2001
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