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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Will the Real Gentlemen Please Stand Up..

and give your seat to the lady standing...

I'm going to blog a little about about common courtesy in men. Where is it? I'm training my boys to know that ladies are first. Ladies first! It's terrible when my 22-year-old daughter understands this concept, but a 70-year-old man in the grocery store doesn't. As they both walk up to the deli counter at the same time, the heat is on to see if this gentleman, is a gentleman. Well, sad to say he wasn't. "He was here first."

(I'm getting my neo board out to steam one off for the summer issue.)

Boys need to understand the basic concept of ladies first in order to be become real men. They need to pause to let a lady pass, they need to open doors, they need to let their sisters go first. They should be the first to lug heavy items for any mother, get a ladder to accomplish something that girls need not do like get the dust off of high shelves. They need to humble themselves to do the "dirtier" work in the home; clean the vacuum container, fix the screens, clean the fireplace, take out the trash, kill that nasty spider. Ladies first.

Let me say that a man will not be a man if he is not given the opportunity to know that his soul was made to lead, protect, go last, and serve as a gentleman. Ladies first.

I promise that if you teach your boys (don't worry if some are older.. start now) the one small concept of "ladies first" it will be like a flood gate opening to let the real man stand up in your boys and open the path to integrity. Ladies first.

On a personal note, if we don't expect this, be prepared for women to overrun our men. Be prepared for less men to lead and more women to want charge. I could go on.. and on.

Blessings, Theresa

5 comments:

LaSara said...

I am already looking for the summer issue. :) Oh and Ithilwen.We have 6 cats we used to have 7. Are they kittens our full grown?

~Ithilwen~ said...

THANK YOU, Mrs. Powers! I totally agree! I 'try' to encourage my brothers in doing it by saying thank you when they open a door, or I ask them to hull something heavyfor me. Because their wives will appreaciate a real man someday!

Thank you for your encouraging posts, and articles. I'm waiting on the Lord to give me a husband still, but I read your encouraging articles on those things still to prepare!

Thank you!
In Christ,
Michelle F.

Theresa and Jessica said...

Thank you SO much Michelle :) Your comment brought a big smile to Mom's face! :) Love, ~*~Jess~*~

Theresa and Jessica said...

Thank you Michelle, I'm so glad the post encouraged you. I should have really explained more than just the challenge of if he would be a gentleman.
His countenance was not only dissapointing to Jessica, but the poor lady behind the counter serving him also got a dose of rudeness.
I'm glad you caught the point of the post, many blessings, Mrs. Powers

Ellen said...

I couldn't agree with you more!(about men needing to be gentlemen) Sad that manners have gone by the wayside to make room for "all for me" attitudes.

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