Gentleman’s Gesture

My husband still opens the door for me. Sometimes it’s the door to the house or a building we are entering, most often it’s the car door.
 
He’s training our son to do the same. Not only for me but all women. It’s a simple thing, but it is also a gentleman’s gesture.
 
Training up a gentleman, with a gentleman's gesture: Great Peace Academy 
 
He loves going to the church building and jumping out of the car to run ahead and get the door for any lady who might be entering. 

The other day we were at Bob Evan’s for Dinner. He opened and held the door for me. Then held it for the ladies behind us. Then a man took the door from him. He just jumped ahead and opened the inner set of doors and held it for about 6 different people coming in.

Training Up to Honor Women

Such behavior didn’t happen over night. You see, we are training him up to honor women. To honor others above himself. My beloved started this when Little Man was very young. Now he takes great joy in this simple little task of helping others.

Too often our society frowns on men holding doors for women. Then I hear women talk about how men aren’t romantic anymore. It’s no wonder. If we can’t give up enough independence to allow a man the honor of opening or holding a door for us, then why would they ever want to honor us with any other romantic gesture.

 As mother’s we need to be reminded that Proverbs 31 starts with an exhortation to men. It is the remembrance of King Lemuel as taught by his mother. We need to teach these things to our sons. For while we ourselves desire to strive to be like the Proverbs 31 woman, we must teach our sons to seek for themselves a wife who also is striving to epitomize those characteristics. But first he must recognize that he has been set apart as the leader and protector for the home, he needs to find a woman who willingly recognizes that authority.

Do not give your strength to women,
Nor your ways to that which destroys kings.” Proverbs 31:3.

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Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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