A few years ago, I asked students in my undergraduate psychology classes if – generally speaking – they thought it would be acceptable behavior for a girl to ask a boy out on a date. The women said yes … and so did the men … sort of.
Further discussion revealed that, although they would find it flattering that a girl was interested in them, almost all the men said they’d feel at least a little uncomfortable with that … and they’d rather be the one to do the asking. Go figure.
Without a doubt, women can be a great leaders.
However, Romance is not the best place to demonstrate those abilities. Instead, this is the one place in the world where we get to relax and enjoy being a girl … for the most part.
Being in relationship with a member of the opposite sex can be fun … challenging … and hard work. And the benefits of loving a godly man by far outweigh the effort it takes to understand him.
Submission gets a bum rap.
- Give him immediate affirmation whenever he pleases you.
- Demonstrate unparalleled respect for him as a man.
- Long for all the best of what God has for him.
- Trust him – and the Lord – to lead you.
- Make him look good to others.
- Love him just as he is.
The Most Important Part of Learning to Follow: Pray for him!
Pray continually (1 Thessalonians 5:17). Ask The Lord to strength the man you love from the inside out (Ephesians 3:14-19). And as you ask The Lord to help you become the woman your man needs you to be, keep these verses in mind:
He who finds a wife finds what is good and receives favor from the lord.
She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life.