We are beginning to see a rise of blogs, books, and other media to teach men how to be gentlemen. I'm all about that. In fact, I think it's a wonderful idea.
Unfortunately gentlemen want LADIES and our society appears to be significantly lacking in applicants for those positions.
In the interest of cutting to the chase, this blog is going to cover the things that I believe. We're going to talk about advice to become a better lady, and a lady of tomorrow, not yesteryear.
Here's the bottom line:
1. Men will rise to the occasion when given the opportunity.
2. If you don't like how you are being treated, chances are you are giving subliminal cues that are causing that to happen.
3. Like it or not, being a lady does take hard work.
4. Like it or not, being a lady does NOT mean you are barefoot, pregnant, and in the kitchen.
5. Like it or not, being a lady does NOT mean that you can't be barefoot, pregnant, and in the kitchen.
I am fed up with modern culture's assessment of women. A modern lady is not one of fluff - she is a woman of substance and thought. She is not inferior nor does she believe others to be inferior. Let's get some "starter criteria" right out there in the open.
1. A lady has faith.
You don't have to have MY faith, but if you have no moral compass there is nothing left to point you north. When you have no north, your path to figuring out how to be a lady is going to be one fraught with destruction and insanity.
2. A lady has hope.
A lady is a woman who is capable of hope no matter what her circumstances in life. She does not need to step on others to achieve her goals because she is capable of success without ruining others. She does not need to be falsely built up by external praise. She has hope for her family and those she loves.
3. A lady is charitable.
If the last time you volunteered was because someone decided you were "voluntold", you need to find a place to be charitable in your community and society. If you do not have charity, you are not a lady. If you cannot help bring criteria 1 and 2 to others in a charitable light, you have a very long way to go.
That's where it begins - Faith, Hope, Charity.
Let's pull it together for the sake of the world ladies. The world needs gentlemen, but the world also needs ladies to encourage and love them. Rise to the occasion. Join me.