A Lady Still Longs For a Gentleman

“What do you think about a gentleman?” I ask.

Her eyes shine, a smile inching across her face, and she gathers her knees to her chest. “I love when Harry rises when Ginny walks into the room.”


Dear Daughter …

When many say that in our day chivalry is no longer demanded, wanting not your heart to believe the lies, I’ll be a little more candid.

When searching for the qualities to seek in this modern age, Daughter, let’s open wide the Bible and respectfully turn the page.

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When you are weak, needing strength, and struggling to see this thing thru, He will take your lifeless body and breathe life back into you.

When you’re feeling abandoned, lost, not knowing what to do, He’ll offer you his hand, giving counseling and guidance, too.

When past mistakes try to compress the air from the weighted chest, He’ll cast them all away, as far as the east is from the west.

When bad choices seem to define you in all the perceived land, He’ll push back your attackers, drawing a firm line into the sand.

When your simple, best attempts somehow seem to become divine, it’s because he’ll turn the humble water into the choicest wine.

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When needs are short, supplies are few, and takers come in droves, He’ll take the little you possess and multiply the loaves.

When your downcast face reveals the painful details of your day, He’ll listen to your earnest heart, hearing every word you say.

When you’re dying inside, a harmful action could surely kill, He’ll sooth your heart with gentle words; His loving touch will heal.

When you are blinded by the enemy’s daily, constant lies, The Gentleman’s hand will grace your face and open wide your eyes.

When at the end of all your self, conviction jabbing like a knife, He’ll give you hope anew that day by laying down his life.

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Oh, Daughter …

When you feel confused, Dear One, you needn’t wonder any more; simply knock, and He will answer, opening every door.

When He treats with favor, rising with your entry to a room, know these are the gracious actions of a gentle, treasured groom.

When you hear the world’s many false complaints against the God-made plan, Daughter, fix your eyes and take the strong hand of the Gentle Man.

©shelli littleton

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“God created man in his own image …” –Genesis 1:27


I’ve heard men say that some women won’t let them open the door for them. Unreal. I want my daughters to value those kind actions … to seek that gentleness and respect, because there are ladies who still treasure those actions. What do you want young people to know?

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18 thoughts on “A Lady Still Longs For a Gentleman

  1. jerushaagen

    Love this, Shelli! Great post for my first time visiting your blog. 🙂 I’m impressed by your rhyming, but even more by how you took the topic of human gentlemen and went much deeper by showing the ultimate Gentle Man in Christ. He is truly the One all women (and men, of course) need. Thank you for this!

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  2. Great post Shelli…one of your best!
    I hold the door for my wife because she is precious to me and I want her to know that. I probably hold the door for others because its the cultural version of the golden rule.
    Having said that, I have to admit I’m not always mister nice guy. There have been a few times when I let the door slam in another person’s face…but they most certainly deserved it 😉

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    1. damonjgray

      Gene, you’re spot-on, brother. I always open the door (car, store, house, etc.) for my wife, because I treasure her and want her to know that, just like you said. I always walk on the outside as we walk around down. I constantly keep an eye out for her safety when we are in places that are potentially dangerous. I rub her feet at night. She says, “You dote on me.” The list could go on, not because *I* am so special. I’m not, but SHE is. I cherish her, and that drives the way I care for her. It is not a chore. It is a privilege.

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  3. Shelli, this is heart-melting-marvelous. Yes, I also love it when a man opens a door for me. The Bible is the best romance book there is in so many ways, and parents are the best teachers when they treat their spouses with love, gentleness, and respect. ❤
    Blessings ~ Wendy Mac

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