Young man

Patriarchal Dysfunctional Families

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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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
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
A bride with curly red hair hugs her mother

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

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

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
Glasses, books, notebook, and pen.

College from Home

Shawn Cohen

Instead of sitting through hours of humanistic instruction from atheistic professors, I studied from the comfort of my own home and, on average, completed semester-long courses in a few days or weeks.

October 2008
Young man

Patriarchal Dysfunctional Families

Michael Pearl

They plod on in blind faith trying to do better, but they blame their failure on their children…When things don’t work out like the model they have been presented, they shut the door tighter against the world outside, not realizing that their failure… is actually a universal side effect of a very bad idea.

October 2008

Hands-On Boys

The Otto Brothers

Most men work with their hands. Even whose who are stuck with an office job tinker around with a lawn mower or garden on the weekends.

August 2008
Homeschooled kids

Cloistered Homeschool Syndrome

Michael Pearl

The Foger family came to stay with us one spring about 12 years ago while they were on furlough from Mozambique.

August 2008

Learning With a Purpose

Shalom (Pearl) Brand

I am a young mother and just beginning my homeschooling years. I am learning as I go along. Every day has new challenges. I have been working with Gracie, my oldest child who is now three years old, from the time she was a baby.

June 2008