On my way out of my local grocery store this morning, I was greeted with a stack of People Magazines to purchase.
Wow. Catch the front page story?
Don’t get me wrong – I do think what they are doing is a good idea.
But for it to make the cover of People?
Men are getting married later and later, mainly because women are giving it away for free (check the data if you disagree). As women of strength and dignity, we need to encourage our daughters to make men “man up” to get what they want – it’s good for women and it’s good for the men. Let’s have a godly standard for our own behavior – it will positively influence theirs.
Contrast this with the recently aired, “Preachers Daughters” show, where one of the pastor’s daughters has decided that “freedom” comes from being a porn star.
And in the same week, we hear from Sheryl Sandberg who blames unassertive women for the lack of female executives in the upper echelons of corporate America (more on what I think about that here).
In a day and age where disrespect runs rampant in our schools, workplaces, families and churches, we need to raise the bar. Someone needs to show this world what it looks like – that someone is US. We are His ambassadors.
Let there be light.
I hope you are just as shocked as I am about what is considered “newsworthy” this week.
Dare you today to start in your corner of the world, within your sphere of influence. Learn how to speak the language of respect – and I’m formally inviting you to join us on this journey by subscribing to this blog. Next week we will talk about what’s possible, and we’ll begin with the basics.
And just so you know, I don’t monetize my blog – I make no money from your presence or “clicks” – but I do strongly believe that God has given me a message for this day and time, and I’m humbly here to share it. And I’d love to have you join me as we learn together in this safe place. So please subscribe if you haven’t. We’re going to take things up a notch next week, starting Tuesday.
Love to you,