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Debi Pearl:  He spent a lot of time with the girls. It’s amazing how much time he spent with the girls. I think a lot of their development into being strong women has to do with their relationship to their daddy. I think mommas make sons more sensitive to the female, but I think that the daddy’s role is real important for the daughters. Basically, you do the same thing for daughters that you do for husbands. You introduce them to everything they are going to want to do, like cooking and cleaning, and enjoying life together.

One thing that I’d like every mother to know and that is this, never wash dishes alone, and never have your child wash dishes alone, never cook, never mix anything up. Always hand the spoon to your child and let them do the stirring. That’s what develops a new cook. That’s what develops a little girl into having confidence that, “Oh, we made that.”

She just assumes that she is a part of your life. If you ever start cooking without them, it will become a habit, so just always have them there with you in the kitchen, and whenever you’re cleaning. Never clean the house up alone. Now that my girls are gone, I have a terrible time trying to clean my house because I don’t like it.

It’s not fun. It’s been 20 years of the sweetest fellowship that I… I call my daughter and say, “Come on over and clean the house with me.” I just want somebody with me, and sometimes I get my grandchildren over there. “Come over and clean…”

Michael Pearl:  35 years, it’s been 35 years.

Debi:  Oh, 35 years. It’s been a while. By the way, we’ve been married 39 years, so it’s old information. But, anyway have them do everything with you. That’s how they’ll develop to be the little women they need to be.

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