Today Darlene over at Time Warp Women was writing about her brother in law. Here is a little of what she said . . .
'Jerry grew up in the '60s when being a gentleman was the style of the day. It wasn't only common, chivalry was expected of men. Men opened doors for their dates, pulled chairs out for women, walked on the street side of a walkway, and waited until a lady was seated before they plunked down in a chair.'
This is only part of what she was writing about how 'sweet' her bil is to her sister. The first thing that popped into my mind was 'Wow. I wish my Cowboy was that romantic!' To me much of what she described was romantic.
But Darlene described it this way . . .
'His behavior reflected that of valor and strength, but it also reflected the heart of a servant, which we see in the life of Jesus Christ.'
Wow valor and strength. The heart of a servant...the heart of a servant, which we see in the life of Jesus Christ. For me just having my Cowboy do nice things for me just makes me happy and makes me feel good. Last the last two mornings when he made the bed. But it is really about more than just how it makes me feel. It's about . . .
'We are raising the next generation of men and women. If we want our boys to be better than what we are seeing out there, then we need to teach them how to not only respect themselves but to respect women and children as God would have them to do.'
It's also about our men raising our sons. And grandsons. It is about us teaching the younger generation.
'God has instructed men to love their wives as Christ loved the church and gave himself for it. Let scripture be our guide in raising these men, and let's not forget the important role of servant-hood when teaching them virtue.'
I look around at the younger women I come in contact with and the ideas and attitudes that they have about relationships and dating. Ideas and attitudes about how they are treated by men. One term used way too often now a days 'Baby Daddy' or 'Baby Mama' just really causes me to stop and think. Not only about these young people but these children. The children that are being raised without the knowledge of Valor and Strength. And the knowledge of having a Servant Heart. A heart for Jesus.
Maybe you don't come across young people in your circle of friends, co-workers or acquaintances that live in the kind of life style I am talking about. Maybe this is just something you hear about or see in movies. But the fact of the matter is it is out there and it is really true. It really is sad that young men today don't know about Valor. And that young women today don't know what it is like to be treated with respect.
Today I was wondering if maybe you would pray for all the younger women out there. All the young girls that are searching for love and acceptance. And pray for the young men that they will strive to become Men of Valor and Strength. Men after God's heart.
Darlene has a lot more to say on the subject and she has a linky going on so go over and check out her post today. Click here.