We see Christianity’s timeless, powerful and wise influence upon the world of manners from one of my older etiquette book’s first chapter: “What is a gentleman? The question is an old one. It cannot be ancestry, for often the son of the most noble and honored parentage is merely a coarse compound of clay and money…It cannot be dress–for surely […]
Protocol Matters lost a dear friend this last week. Sharon Howell was an enthusiastic supporter of PM, good friend, and fellow protocol instructor. This was a lady who understood the importance of etiquette as an expression of respect for other people. She knew how much right actions matter.
Worry and anxiety are enemies of happiness and joy. These invisible robbers destroy our peace of mind and dilute our sense of contentment and satisfaction, which are essential to happiness. Three tools –or weapons,if you prefer– against these very real enemies are the practices of trusting God, thankfulness, and proper management of our thought life.
Understanding the importance of instilling good behavior patterns in children is vital if you want happy well behaved kids. A true road map exists, but some parents simply don’t know how to read, believe, or follow it; others think they can take short cuts; and some, with good intentions, do not have a clue where to find these reliable directions […]
As our family prepares for a 4th of July barbecue we are grateful for time off, time together, good friends, good food, and good weather. For us, the fourth is a fun celebration with lots of fireworks capping off the day. We are happy and blessed by these things and I suspect you are too. The holidays, like other oft […]