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Over the last 40-plus years, we have watched couples fall in—and out—of love. In many cases, the ones we were certain would make it did not, and those we thought would surely end in divorce thrived in love. So what’s the secret? There are many dynamics in marriage that make it fail or flourish, but over the years there is one underlying element that has proven to be the deal maker or breaker. I don’t know if it is the cause or the symptom, but it is a certain marker…sitting in the seat of the scornful. A family full of… Read More
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Learning to Become a Multi-Colored Girl

Debi Pearl

The values of popular society are often at odds with a woman’s calling to fashion herself and adapt to her husband’s changing needs. A willingness to be flexible can help a young woman Preparing to Be a Help Meet.

August 2011
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Angry Children

Michael Pearl

When overcome with frustration, children can lash out in anger. Learn how to become your little ones’ advocate and example so that they might acquire the tools necessary to confidently face life’s difficulties.

April 2011
57 comments
Man standing in collard shirt and suit coat, reading the King James Version Bible

The Job of a Lifetime

Nathan Pearl

Nathan Pearl, son of Mike and Debi Pearl, offers this reminder that believers are called for a special purpose. What is that purpose? Who is called? What are the qualifications, and how are we to proceed?

April 2011
3 comments
Little blonde haired girl with her hands on her head

ESP Training—Explain, Show, Practice!

Kim Doebler

There are MANY temptations to wiggle and giggle when it would be better for a little one to remain quiet and still. Get proactive! This exercise helps children gain impulse control in those circumstances.

February 2011
15 comments
African American girl hugging her brother

Greasy Peanut Butter

Shalom (Pearl) Brand

Mike and Debi’s daughter, Shalom Brand, recalls a time when her jokester older brother got a lesson in natural consequences, and she learned that bacon grease tastes NOTHING like peanut butter!

February 2011
10 comments
Pilot flying helicopter

Homeschool to Blackhawk

Marc Cohen

If God’s given you a natural talent for something and a passion to do it, maybe that’s His cue. It’s not always a thundering voice from heaven.

December 2010
13 comments

Instilling Initiative in Our Children

Michael Pearl

Just the other day, Deb and I were discussing the young people we know and noting that some are focused and industrious, making the most of their days, gaining knowledge and developing a variety of skills, while others sit around waiting for life to come take them by the hand and lead them into a magical world of fulfillment.

December 2010
32 comments

Avoiding Vacuums

Michael Pearl

What conversations can we have with our 9-year-old daughter and our 11-year-old son to inoculate them from the sexual perversions they will come across in the church, etc.? How do I protect my children from sexual temptation?

August 2010
44 comments
Crying young woman, disgruntled man with topknot, and praying young woman

Poor Miss Loveless & Her Sister

Debi Pearl

Can a saved parent hold a grown child back from having a life that God would freely give? What does the Bible say?

June 2010
26 comments

When the Worst Happens

Michael Pearl

Sometimes our parental response to a child’s divergence into the profoundly ugly is the deciding factor as to whether it is a one-time curiosity or a permanent turn down the road to perdition.

June 2010
41 comments