I can always identify someone who has a Tumblr by how often they overuse the word “literally”.
May the eyes and hands of men no longer prey on the vulnerability of women, but may they use those eyes, hands, and lips to fiercely guard and protect every daughter of God from the evil committed so easily.
It surprises me how far this culture has fallen from respecting men and self-respecting women.
What ever happened to men who would put their jackets on puddles so the women could walk across? What ever happened to women who would slap a man who tried to advance on her?
Chivalry may be dead, but modesty is too. And they play off of each other. Men don’t respect women because women don’t respect themselves, and women don’t respect themselves because men don’t respect them!
But I say enough is enough. Men, you may not have been raised to respect a woman, but it is mandatory that you do. You do not objectify her. You do not treat her in a disrespectful way. You don’t even think of her in a dishonorable way. There are a few good men out there that are tired of trying to put back together broken women.
Ladies, you may not have been raised to respect yourself, but it is mandatory that you do. I know that this culture will tell you otherwise, but you don’t need to wear a bikini at the beach. You don’t need to wear short skirts and short shorts that show off more than they should. You don’t need to help guys treat you like a piece of meat. You don’t need to wear revealing shirts. You know what you need? You need to cover up yourself, because you will not be respected if you don’t respect yourself. There is NOTHING more attractive than a self-respecting woman that is waiting for a chivalrous man who will honor her in every way. These means with his actions towards you, too. You’re probably all angry at me for saying this because I’m a guy. But please hear me out: you don’t know what I hear from other men who talk about the way your legs or chest or backside look. It’s disgusting. It makes me so furious. So respect yourself, because good men want to respect you. I’m begging you.
I am tired of hearing stories of women being led on, given disrespectful comments, or treated like meat. But I am also tired of the way some women dress, because it doesn’t make it easy for us men either. Before culture became severely corrupted, women wouldn’t wear bikinis and men wouldn’t even take their shirts off at the beach. Yeah, that may sound extreme but bikinis are just a few inches of cloth. That’s pretty extreme too.
Here is a video I want you to watch. It is a testimony of men and how hard it is to stay pure in this culture. Men, have this mindset and passion to stay pure and strive to respect women. Ladies, acknowledge how easily guys lust after you, and take steps to evaluate your clothing and decide what is modest.
What Guys Think About Modesty by C.J. Mahaney
To all you gentlemen who are striving in this manner, thank you. To all you ladies who are striving to respect yourselves, thank you. Let us restore chivalry and modesty.
God bless and much love
I actually read a celebrity news article.
It was about how Leonardo Dicaprio has “let himself go” while his girlfriend is in shape. In that moment, I understood just how vain some parts of humanity have become. The entire article probably had about 7 pictures of the guy, all bashing him because he’s not chiselled. Since when do muscles make a man?
For the guys:
If you want to become a man, don’t focus on your biceps. Focus on providing, protecting, leading, and sacrificing. Listen guys, a real woman doesn’t really care how you look. What she really wants is a confident man who can make her safe, loved, and beautiful.
For the girls:
You are not defined by the way you look, and neither are men. A real man is going to love for your qualities, not the way you look. And I hope that you will love him for his qualities as well. We all know that everyone ages. Our physical bodies will decay and become less desirable, but our character won’t; our character should always be improving. Find a man who will appreciate your character, not just your body.
Instead of focusing on being attractive, how about we focus on maturity?
Let’s put our energy where it counts.
Every curse, lie, violation of our lives
Every careless error of breath, corruption of our minds
All the blood and the shame, defamation of name
The weight of a wicked world
Embodied on a thankless crucifix"
— Crucifix by Demon Hunter
Then they can urge the younger women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God. - Titus 2:4-5
Out of curiosity, how many of you believe that it is God’s will for every Christian to be financially rich?
I do not hold this position, I am just interested in the Christian society.
1 Timothy 6:3-10 is my position.
Marilyn Monroe, imperfection is not beauty, this is why Jesus died for us. Madness cannot be genius, because intelligence is found with order not chaos. And certainly, it is better to be boring than foolish.
“For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life inChrist Jesus our Lord.”- Romans 6:23
“Doing wrong is like a joke to a fool, but wisdom is pleasure to a man of understanding.” -Proverbs 10:23
These Scripture verses state exactly that. If imperfection was beautiful, Romans 6:23 wouldn’t say that its wages are death. Imperfection is sin. Sin literally means “To miss the mark.” Having said this, imperfection is not beautiful. It’s ugly, It’s heartbreaking, and ultimately, imperfection is what killed Jesus.
Madness cannot be genius, Genesis 1:1 states that God is intelligent and orderly, not mad. God created the laws and functions of the entire universe. Today, the epitome of intelligence is studying these laws and functions. Clearly it was not chaos and madness that created science, but a clear, intelligent, coherent, genius mind.
And Proverbs 10:23 reasons that only a fool does wrong and has fun doing so.
This is the problem, friends: The line of thinking that says that “imperfection is beauty, madness is genius, and it is better to be silly than boring” goes directly against everything that God has designed.
Marilyn Monroe made such a statement that I have found all over Tumblr on Christian blogs. It sounds like a nice quote, but when you consider what it is saying, it is completely and utterly foolhardy.
Imperfection is not okay; it is what causes liars, thieves, cheaters, adulterers, tyrants, and every other sin you can dream.
Madness is not genius. Those two are not even compatible. Charles Manson is completely mad, but he is not a genius is he? No, he’s a murderer.
And since when is it better to be silly than boring? Dictionary.com defines the definition of silly as such:
This is the same definition as the Biblical term of the “fool.”
Does anyone even consider the quote? Or do all these blogs just reblog it because it supposedly flies in the face of the mainstream? Well it doesn’t anymore. Because that is the new mainstream. Look around at society, everyone is living and breathing this silly quote.
I recently saw a post about how the Japanese have three different ways to say “I love you.” They have one for friends and someone of interest, one for serious relationships, and one for life-long commitment. At the end of this post, it said “And they follow this rule. That is one of the things I admire about them. They didn’t make “I love you” lose its meaning like us.”
Am I the only one who thinks that this is wrong?
Does it even matter if I say those three words? Why is saying them so important? Why is it admirable that the Japanese are technical with their verbal expression of love? Is it possible that they have lost the meaning just as much as North America because they speak hollow words?
Love is not something that is said, it is something that is done. You don’t feel loved when someone who hates you says “I love you.” This is because you know that they do not mean it.
So many relationships, and even our culture to a certain degree, have placed so much emphasis on those three words. Instead, can’t we live our lives in such a way that we do not need to hear ”I love you.” in order to feel loved?
Love needs proof. The proof of love is sacrifice. Someone that doesn’t love will not give up what they have for someone else. Really think about this. Are you loving? Do you appreciate those people that are in your life?
Technical words of love are not something to be admired, but I’ll tell you something that is admirable: Loving someone so much that you do not even have to say a word. Who comes to your mind?
I thought of Jesus and then my best friends.
Jesus set the bar for love. God didn’t just sit back and say “Hey guys, I love you! Bye now!” Like that selfish ex-friend of yours. Or maybe you are that friend.
What does love require? Say it with me now: sacrifice!
You cannot love without sacrifice, and you cannot sacrifice without love.
Are you loving? Or are you as empty as those three words?