True Confessions of a...

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Many of you have written us about the problem of your older children wetting their beds. Through our extensive social outreach we have persuaded one of these tormented souls to go public with her confession. You will read in her very own words the chronicle of her bitter struggle to rise above domestic shame and a wet mattress. “When I was growing up I wet on the bed. I hated wetting on the bed and would have done anything to be able to stop. I played hard and I slept hard. I simply could not wake up! No amount of… Read More
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Poor little fat girl

Debi Pearl

Life has enough temptations and challenges without creating another one. Being fat is a battle that need never be fought. Your baby deserves to be spared that battle.

April 2004
9 comments

To Teach or Not to Teach?

Michael Pearl

Dear Debi,
We have read your thoughts on the woman never being the spiritual leader in her home (not leading the kids in Bible studies, etc., even if Dad doesn’t do it), but in one of your books or tapes, Michael…

June 2003
6 comments

Beginning With Words

Rebekah Rising

For weeks now, my two-year-old has had the obnoxious habit of repeating himself over and over. At first I continued to answer him patiently – the same answer ten times in a row.

June 2003
1 comment

Spanking a 7-Month-Old?

Michael Pearl

…Is it right to spank a 7-month-old for crying when put down for bed? I grew up with just ignoring the child, thus training them that they will not get their way. My husband wants it to stop all together…

June 2003
27 comments

Different Techniques to Control Parents

Michael Pearl

…Children (as well as adults) throw fits as a means of controlling the actions of others. Your daughter screams and runs away because it works in reducing the pain…

June 2003
3 comments

William the Conqueror

Debi Pearl

I am always observing the few families I know who will not be offended if I write whatever I want about their children. It takes a lot of confidence, or humility, to have 100,000 people know how your child has acted.

April 2003
1 comment

The Challenge

Michael Pearl

There was a time when somewhere in every large city there was a dirty building, dimly lit, tucked back where decent folks would never go. Nearby was a liquor store and a cheap motel that rented rooms by the hour.

April 2002
1 comment

A Wise, Older Couple is Troubled at What They Saw

Debi Pearl

Dear Pearls, We recently visited a family who follow your teachings to a “T.” The children are very well behaved. But I wondered if you’ve ever had anyone overdo it?

April 2002
18 comments

Fear of Bees

Michael Pearl

Dear Pearls,
Please Help. My 3-year-old has developed a fear of bees. One day a few flew close to her head and scared her. She was so scared that night that she would not go near her bed.

April 2002
4 comments

In Defense of Biblical Chastisement, Part 2

Michael Pearl

This is the second half of “In Defense of Biblical Chastisement.” We have examined the Word of God and seen God’s perspective on the necessity of incorporating the rod as part of our child-training methods. Now we will discuss the how, when, and where.

September 2001
17 comments