Vacation Day 3: I go to church
Since the election I haven’t been attending any church services. I’m kind of in a holding pattern as a friend of mine is in the initial stages of church plant I want to help out with. It will be awhile before that gets started so I decided to go to my girlfriend’s church. During the service I ran in to someone who didn’t appreciate my arrival. This person doesn’t seem to approve of my girlfriend’s relationship with me.
The whole situation has prompted to me think about men in general and how so many of them really don’t know how to be a man in a relationship. I was really in love with a girl years ago. She decided that she would marry some other guy. Someone I didn’t think much of at the time (I could have been biased hehe) but I accepted her decision. Women, like all people, have the right to make decisions about who they are going to spend the rest of their life with, and those of us pushed to the sidelines really need to suck it up and move on. The world doesn’t revolve around me. Despite the fact that this woman’s decision hurt terribly she wasn’t responsible for my feelings. I had to respect what she wanted for her life regardless of how it impacted me.
Why is it so hard for some men to respect women as real people who can make their own decisions? Why can’t we do our part to empower and encourage women to become the person they want to be?