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Patriarchal Dysfunctional Families

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The response to our first article in this series has been phenomenal. The need was far greater than we imagined. The questions we’ve received have run in the same vein: •    Is the Patriarchal doctrine scriptural? •    What does the Bible mean when it commands us to honor our father and mother? •    What can I do to stop feeling guilty? •    How can I help my siblings escape their bondage? •    How can I help my parents overcome their bitterness and rejection? •    When and under what circumstances can I act contrary to my parents’ wishes? This article is… Read More
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Child Training Marathon Revisited and Updated

Michael Pearl

Fifteen years ago, when Deb and I were much younger, a homeschooling family invited us to stay with them for an entire week to critique their child training methods. We had several seminars scheduled for that week, all within a 100-mile radius of their home, so we accepted the challenge, knowing it would be a learning experience for us, as well.

October 2009
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Serious Smile

Michael Pearl

If you look at the quality of your trust, your smile may vanish, but if you look to the success of Him whom you trust, there will always be more than enough motivation to smile.

August 2009
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Adrenaline Rush

Shalom (Pearl) Brand

Of special concern is how we as parents help our sons survive the most powerful force of their growing-up years that they will ever encounter;the girl-crazy years.

June 2009
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What I Want in a Guy!

A Young Woman

I am a 22-year-old girl who has met and seen my fair share of couples. I’ve traveled a good bit and lived with/helped out different families doing mission work.

June 2009
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What I Am Looking for in a Wife

A Young Man

The most attractive women I’ve met are those who are satisfied where they are, yet are open for more of what God has for them. This is a freedom only God can give.

June 2009
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Three young girls skipping through a field.

Need a Spouse…ANYONE?

Debi Pearl

Love, marriage and the baby carriage make life so sweet. Wise up, you brothers. A bunch of good sisters are sitting at home somewhere waiting….and waiting….and waiting.

June 2009
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Boy and Girl

Husbands and Wives in the Making

Shalom (Pearl) Brand

Show your daughter how wonderful life is by being an example of joy and creativity. Treat your little boys like men, and expect manly responses. Don’t demand that they be sensitive like girls.

April 2009
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The Heart of a Joyful Mom

Jennifer (Steele) Carroll

She truly carries the joy of the Lord with her at all times, but when we were young, and because it was always lived out before us as a normal way of life, we never saw it as out of the ordinary. After all, wasn’t this the way it was supposed to be?

April 2009
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Response from Bill Gothard

Bill Gothard

In a previous article I characterized the teaching of Bill Gothard in a manner that is not representative of his views. He graciously called to inform me of his position. I asked him to document his views in a letter to me. Here is Bill Gothard’s letter in its entirety.

April 2009
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Dogs Cats and Kids

Michael Pearl

The life principle that will always work for you is one I have stated many times. Never forget it. “Make all negative behavior counterproductive, and reward all positive behavior.”

December 2008
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