First I would like to say that it was not my intent to post about this today or ever, really. However, because of recent events and since I recently posted about discipline, I would simply like to clarify our family’s position on the Pearls.
Before I begin let me clarify my actual, personal experience.
I was given a copy of the Pearl’s book “To Train Up a Child” about 2 years ago. I skimmed the first several chapters and realizing that this was not teaching I agreed with, I put the book away.
So, realizing my limited exposure to their teachings, I would like to share with you why we do not follow nor subscribe to them and why we have never recommended their materials to others.
It is our family’s belief that the ultimate authority on child training (and everything else) is to be found in the Word of God. We believe that the Word of God and a real relationship with Him is sufficient to guide us in all areas of life.
In our opinion the Pearls give directions that are not clearly taught in scripture (at best) or that clearly violate scripture and present them in a manner that can be and sometimes is misleading to those who are not familiar with Biblical teaching. I encourage you to go read “Senseless Deception” for more information about the Pearls and the tragedies that it appears their teaching has caused.
We believe that to regain our culture Christians must begin to think Biblically, that is the hope and intent of this blog, to encourage others to examine every thought and deed in light of God’s Word and then to live out that Word in our life. Do you wonder how to raise your children? Go to the Bible, it really is all you need.
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