Avoiding Vacuums

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Question: “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.?” Question: “How do I protect my children from sexual temptation?” “Inoculate them”? Impossible. “Protect them from temptation”? Only to a degree. Equipping them to endure temptation is the only effective recourse. The infallible Word of God tells us that God will not put more temptation on us than we are able to bear. That must mean either that God regulates us, by means of teaching and grace, in proportion to the… Read More
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A Dog’s Day

Tremaine Ware

Most parents are not weeding out foolishness like this wise dad, but are allowing it to continue, thinking it must just be just a passing stage. Discounting all the early signs, parents are shocked and surprised when their children grow up to be teenage fools.

June 2008
9 comments

Silly Boys

Michael Pearl

Perpetually silly boys are an embarrassment to their fathers and a shame to their mothers; moreover, they are the public proof of a father’s neglect and a mother’s indulgence.

June 2008
11 comments

Just Foolin’ Around

Johnny Taylor

It seems that foolish children have become the norm in our society. Parents or guardians excuse silliness by saying, “They’re just kids; they’ll grow out of it.” So they are allowed to be fools until it seems to be the … Read more

June 2008
9 comments
Young girl

The Sin of Tolerance

Gabriel Pearl

Most moral boundaries are written in stone, clear to anyone who can and will see. We all know it’s wrong to smoke crack, watch MTV, or beat our wives.

April 2008
5 comments
Feistal Family

Building On Rock

Shalom (Pearl) Brand

I have told my husband more than once that I hope the Lord will come back before my children reach teen years, so that I will not lose any of them to the world. Then yesterday, I realized my perspective … Read more

February 2008
2 comments

Mike Answers

Michael Pearl

From Our Daily Letters

February 2008
3 comments

“I Am Going To Kill Myself”

Michael Pearl

Is there hope of heaven for one who commits suicide?

February 2008
5 comments

Wolf in Grandma’s Clothing

Debi Pearl

We receive letters like this so often it looks like a plague.

February 2008
3 comments

Bad Days?

Shalom (Pearl) Brand

“Do I ever have a day where everything goes wrong and the children will not stop crying?” I sure do.

December 2007
1 comment
Boy on couch holding video game controller and slice of pizza

Playstation

Michael Pearl

I understand the strength of their addiction. They may refuse any alternative. It may be that they do not find anything as fun as punching buttons and looking at a flashing screen.

December 2007
6 comments