11.09.2009

Princesses...and princes

I appreciate what Lucy said the other day...we are princesses- we need to guard our thoughts and actions and be noble, submissive, and pure. So, sure, we are princesses...so what does that make the young men in our lives? Princes in the making! Our brothers, friends, teammates, classmates, etc. are all going to be men someday looking for a princess- but if they do not have the honor and dignity of a prince, do they really deserve us? :) We should settle for no less than a man who is first fully devoted to God, then devoted to honoring us. I know (at least in my little world) that there are not a lot of young men like this. Sometimes I get a little worried about never being able to find someone who will truly honor God and honor me. So, of course, we need to trust God to bring noble young men into our lives, but there are things we can do to help the princes-in-training along...I've been reading Authentic Beauty by Leslie Ludy recently and it is a great read. I've been encouraged to set my standards higher than they've ever been before! Anyway, In Authentic Beauty, Leslie and her husband Eric talk about how men need to be "trained" so to speak. A great place to start would be with our brothers! I know for sure that my brother could use a little help in the area of chivalry... So- my question for you Rubies this week is:

How can we, as young women, help our brothers and friends to become more like Christ- and train them to be noble, chivalrous princes?

I already have some ideas from the book, but I'm curious to see what the rest of you ladies say.
Comment, comment!

2 comments:

Friends of Narnia said...

Hmm, that sounds like a good book. I'll have to check it out. ;) Well, honestly, we should give our brothers chances to help us, and act as "princesses." I mean, like you could say, "Jacob, could you open the door for me? Thank you!" Encourage them and thank them for any actions of chivalry, and also suggest things that they could do to help. "I need help with this. Please?" If you really admit that you NEED their help, they often will. ;)
~Lucy~

Madeline said...

Yes, that is pretty much what they were saying in the book! I need to practice that more with my brother!