Tuesday, October 11, 2011

15 mistakes I made while working w/men: Mistake #6

Whatever you do, do it enthusiastically, as something done for the Lord and not for men, knowing that you will receive the reward of an inheritance from the Lord—you serve the Lord Christ.” Colossians 3:23-24, HCSB.

6 - Show him respect

            Respect is something that every man needs. It is easy to show respect for men by listening, not rolling our eyes, watching our tone of voice, and general things that we know but may not do. We also show respect by not nagging or treating him like an idiot. Some may be wondering why I would need to bring these things up but apparently women must tend to not be respectful because men keep noting these things as problems. We should respect our father, husbands, and all the men that we work with. We must treat him like we would treat Christ, regardless of how we feel or how they treat us. Most men respond well to those who show them respect.

Excerpts from Women Leading Women: The Biblical Model for the Church, Chapter Six, Serving with Men, by Jaye Martin.