Don't Give Up on the Prodigal

Don’t Give Up on...

The promise is clear: “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.” And the promise is certain. But I know many of you have older children who have departed from the way you intended them to go. You have questioned, “Is the promise really true, or is it like divine healing—rare and only available to those who have great faith?” Or you may question yourself, “Where did I go wrong? I took them to church and provided a godly example, but an evil outside influence slithered in… Read More
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The Volley Ball Bawler

Michael Pearl

As the father left the volley ball court headed for the house, his little four-year-old daughter began to scream.

August 1995

Handling Sibling Aggression

Michael Pearl

A reader asks, “How do you handle sibling aggression, fighting over toys, etc.? How do they learn to handle situations and not run to mama? How does mama learn not to intervene?”

July 1995

Of Utmost Concern

Michael Pearl

How can it be called success if your children turn out to be part of the world’s problem rather than its cure?

May 1995
Mother comforting her child

Emotional Manipulators

Michael Pearl

What irritates the mother about her child is actually a developing character flaw in the child.

May 1995

Why? But Why?

Michael Pearl

When a child is told to do something that he doesn’t want to do, he will often ask, “Why?” It most cases the question is not prompted by a spirit of cooperative inquiry — it is prompted by a spirit of rebellion.

April 1995