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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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Breaking the Bondage of Shyness and Fear

Michael Pearl

Shoshanna was shepherding two small children the other day and noticed that when the little fellow, nearly three years old, asked for something, he reverted to baby talk with a whine. His parents often ignore his requests until he resorts to pitiful baby talk, at which time they are provoked to respond.

December 2000
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To Betroth or Not to Betroth? That is the Question.

Michael Pearl

The dangers of the betrothal system are exposed with the light of Biblical truth, bringing objectivity back to an often-misunderstood subject.

December 2000
4 comments

To Train Up a Grandmother

Michael Pearl

I am 70 years old. My husband went home to be with the Lord a year ago and my problem of overeating got worse.

November 2000
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Sleepovers

Debi Pearl

(from “Lady With a Lot of Questions” article, Nov/Dec. 2000)

November 2000
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Teenagers, An Epidemic

Michael Pearl

Teenagers don’t make sense or cents but cost us dollars. They eat ravenously, sleep like it was an incurable disease, and work like communists whose government has collapsed. The boys act like young bucks going into rut season, and the girls spend more time in front of the mirror than a fifty-year-old Miss America.

November 2000
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Discussing Reproduction

Debi Pearl

(From “Lady With a Lot of Questions” article, Nov/Dec. 2000)

November 2000
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The Will To Dominate

Michael Pearl

The following article deals with a very important subject that we have touched on before but never discussed in detail—a child’s will to dominate. I chose this letter because it so clearly represents the many letters we receive.

August 2000
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Low Self-Esteem

Michael Pearl

My thirteen-year-old has very low self-esteem. My younger son always seems to “out-do” him in obedience and schoolwork.

April 2000
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Ramblin’

Michael Pearl

A young father dropped by to confer with one of my sons on some item of business. His little boy, not yet two years old, wandered over to the toy box and began to drag out all manner of interesting animals and colorful, noise-making contraptions.

April 2000
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Rodless Training

Michael Pearl

“Is there a way to train children if you are prevented from Biblical application of the rod?” The Bible says, “Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him (Proverbs 22:15).”

June 1999
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