by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy magazine – But I Wanted to Ask Mr. Pearl
Editor’s note: Another likely very fake letter. Her linking to his article ‘Why Are My Teens Rebellious’ and referencing the whole ‘Jumping Ship’ series just seems way too. convenient from here. Too pat. Is this an article or Michael Pearl’s attempt to get more readers to read his older stuff? I’m not sure he realizes that some of his own words in his various posts on how to keep teenagers in line contradicts many other things he’s written on the same subject! Holy Click Bait!
After reading the article “Why Are My Teens Rebellious?” I realized that I have very much been the wife and mom described there, obeying my husband (most of the time), but not honoring! I take our five children to church by myself, I decided to homeschool and do so, I read the Bible with my children and try to explain all I can, including subtle rebukes of certain things my husband does and says that I disagree with and deem unbiblical. My oldest child, a son, is 13 years old, and I certainly see rebellion and disrespect. He is a great son in many ways, but he can be a mean dictator type to his younger siblings, and he has completely disregarded things my husband and I have told him to do or not to do. Bottom line, I have seen in my home and in my children all the things you described would be the negative results of not honoring my husband. This has been a known struggle for me. My husband is very honorable in several ways. He works hard and diligently to provide well for our family. He has the best work ethic I personally have seen or know. He is very generous and enjoys quietly giving to others in need. He is truly a servant leader. He said recently in response to some comment from me that he “is very much into God,” he’s just not “into church.” So my question comes down to this: How do I turn this ship around? How do I correct these mistakes of mine and my disobedience to 1 Peter 3:2? I definitely want to raise great teens and adults for God’s glory.
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