Keeping the vision is all about staying focused on your goals in life and staying encouraged. It is very easy to get distracted in life with all of the challenges we can face sometimes. That is why it is so important to keep your vision in front of you and pursue it with all you've got! God has a plan for each of us and it is so important that we ASK him what that plan is and stay on course. It is okay if we slip sometimes on this path because that is what the Blood of Jesus has accomplished. When we fail just plead that Blood and keep pressing towards that vision. In my page I will discuss topics such as relationships, spiritual matters, fun things, and so much more. Just check it out!

"Where there is no vision [no redemptive revelation of God], the people perish; but he who keeps the law [of God, which includes that of man]--blessed (happy, fortunate, and enviable) is he." Proverbs 29:18

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Chivalry. Dead or Alive?

Is chivalry dead? Some would think so, but others may disagree.  I personally engage in chivalrous acts whenever I am presented with the opportunity.  Opening doors, carrying heavy items for ladies etc...  That is how I was raised.  My aunt especially taught me that when I was in the presence of a woman that I was to show her the utmost respect.  The question truly becomes do women even desire chivalry anymore?  Many women do not expect it so when they receive acts of chivalry it is a pleasant surprise.  I have also had female friends that almost demand it whenever they are out with a male.  Then again I've had female friends that thought that it was a bit too much and unnecessary.  Which brings us to the question that if chivalry is dead, did women kill it?

From my personal experiences from interacting with females, the overall consensus that I get from them is that chivalry is nice but not required.  In 2011 women are doing so many non-traditional roles that gestures from males are really uncommon.  In order to receive this type of appreciation she should set a standard of expectation early in the relationship.  If you do not require or request these things from your mate, unfortunatley, you probably will not get them.  When it seems as if women do not seemingly care, then guys will not go out of their way to do those things.  It's almost as if some women feel that if a man does these things he is weak or not manly enough when the truth is a real man will treat a woman like a queen when he first sees her and continue to do so throughout the friendship/relationship.   Why do women give so many chances to men that do not express to her an ounce of appreciation? This has to stop. Women are strong, but they are also fragile.   Being chivalrous should be a given especially with a man of God.

Ladies must understand their value and request a little more out of your man.  I'm not saying he should worship you, but if you don't care about him holding the door open and things like that then you just dealt another fatal blow to your personal respect and chivalry as a whole.

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