Today while grocery shopping, I had a chance to observe several "pairs"; pairs of humans, that is. They were mostly younger than 18, and one annoying thing I noticed was how many boys were striding ahead of their girls. The girls were tagging along behind the boys like puppies!
Acck! Where is chivalry? Why are those guys leaving their girlfriends behind? I watched as the guys entered the store first, pulled out the carts, and with nary a backward glance, got down to business with whatever task they were trying to accomplish. The entire time, the girls just lagged behind at their boyfriend's heels. Oh man. Is this what we've accomplished with our liberating freedom from "roles"?
My son hasn't shown an interest in dating yet, but I intend to sit him down and let him know that if I EVER see him striding along with his girlfriend at his heels, he's gonna have to answer to me!
Maybe he'll learn from the example of his dad. My hubby ALWAYS waits for me...opens the car door...holds the doors open when we enter a building and I appreciate that in him! He often guides me, or takes my hand in parking lots. Not that I'm helpless (NOT a word he would use to describe me), but I can tell he wants to protect and safe-guard me.
Let's hear it for chivalry! Guys, get out there and be REAL men: try being chivalrous to your girlfriends. You'll be surprised at how much they will appreciate your kindness to them.
Remember: "Love always protects..." I Corinthians 13:7