As a girl, I’m always so excited to read about other’s opinions regarding dating, modesty, purity, and overall womanhood. These topics greatly interest me! One article that my Dad recently sent me, written by a secular author, is really quite great! You can read the article “21 Lost Lady Traditions that still Apply today”, here.
Here is an excerpt that I found particularly thought provoking.
“Acting like a lady is carrying yourself with dignity, which also empowers a man to be a gentleman.
Many of us want a true gentleman, but I believe we hold the power to the way we are treated in our hands. It’s the law of attraction and common sense: If we want a gentleman, we must be and act like a lady.
In all areas of life, I believe being a lady displays self-respect, class, appreciation and etiquette. It also allows you to enjoy the niceties of life with the ease of knowing how to act in all situations. You don’t have to come from wealth or be wealthy in order to conduct yourself like royalty.”
-Kristen Dalton Wolfe
I believe that often times we, as women, place all the blame on the men. Meaning to say, when men act un-gentleman like, or simply boyish and immature, we ask why? But really, we need to examine ourselves. Are we, as women living in this culture, acting like ladies? Are we carrying ourselves with dignity? Are we displaying self-respect, class, and etiquette? Or are we acting immature, girlish, vulgar, brazen, undignified, and indecent? These things are vital to consider in our own lives. By acting like true ladies, however, more men will understand the importance of acting like a true gentleman.
When both men and women are equally doing their part by carrying themselves with dignity and class, there is a perfect, healthy balance. When young men see how we act as women, it will determine how they act as well. Some girls in this day and age flaunt about expecting men to be gallant and agreeable, yet they themselves are the complete opposite. Women today forget their womanhood and their responsibility to be feminine and dignified. When we as women forget our femininity, men will undoubtedly forget their manhood. Dear women, the world will try and tell you to be tougher and more masculine. By no means listen to them. God made you to be a woman, not a man. Embrace your womanhood.
I highly encourage you all to read this article! It goes for men and women alike. Once you read it, please let me know your thoughts! Also, you may have noticed the title of this post, “let’s talk, tuesday”. This will be a new, weekly post in which I will choose a topic to discuss. The posts will be rather short and to the point, but the point is for you readers to comment! This new post may be a complete failure, but we’ll see. I’m hoping to engage my readers in thought provoking conversations regarding a different topic each week. Enjoy!