Just by observing the physical nature of men and women we can see that men were created to be the protectors. They are stronger and have greater endurance than women. Women are more tender and weaker and were made for more delicate tasks.
There has never been a period of time when women did not need the protection of men. Exactly what they need protection from falls into one of three categories: physical and emotional dangers, strenuous work, and difficulties.
Dangers: The dangers women face today may not be the same as our fore-mothers faced, but they are just as real. Today women are in danger of abduction, rape, brutality, attacks by animals, or the forces and design of nature. There are also then imagined dangers of mice, noises, darkness, spiders and such.
Strenuous Work: Women need protection from work beyond their ability or capacity. This is anything where masculine strength and skills are needed such as: field work, hauling, spading, and lifting heavy objects. Such work is injurious to women and lessons their feminity.
Men should also protect women from work that is not appropriate for them. This would be things like construction work, road work, mechanical work, greasy or dirty work, or political posts.
Difficulties: During the course of life other situations may arise that require masculine assistance. There could be financial entanglements, pushy creditors, or people who are harsh, offensive, imposing, or too demanding. These situations put you in the role of the damsel in destress in need of masculine chivalry.
A Man's Sense of Protection
Men have an inborn sense of protection toward women. Most men see it as their duty and privledge to protect women. But is this kind of chivalry dead? Have the feminists and psychologists killed it? Is it just a thing of some long forgotten age? We see women walking streets alone, taking long trips in automobiles, hitch-hiking, doing heavy, dirty work, filling leadership roles, working as police, in the armed forces, earning the living, and many other masculine tasks.
So again the question: Is chivalry dead, or is it just buried treasure waiting for someone to unearth it? Why don't we see more of this protective behavior from men if it is natural to them? The answer is right before our own eyes - we have become too capable. We have made it clear that we do not need or want masculine protection. We are able to kill our own snakes and change our own tires.
To awaken chivalry we absolutely must develop our feminine natures. We need to stop doing masculine tasks and having masculine attitudes and become tender, gentlewomen, who need protection and care. When you become more feminine you awaken your husband's tender love toward you.
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