How to Show Respect:
It’s one thing to say that you should respect a man but for many women this simply doesn’t come naturally. You will need to work at this. Here are some practical tips for how you can show respect to the men in your world.
Respect His Position
If you have male superiors then it is essential to show them respect for their position. You don’t need to respect their character or their bad behaviour if they are up to no good, but you do need to respect their authority over you.
Respect in Public
It appears to have become fashionable and funny to disrespect men in public. Women laugh and make fun of men in front of their work colleagues, TV and movies make this sort of thing look funny but actually it deeply wounds the men. Make every effort to show respect to men in public.
Cultivate a lifestyle of sincere respect for men. Honour them and show them respect even behind their back. Don’t become two-faced just so you can get what you want from them. That is not at all what we are aiming for. Some men are real jerks and you might think they don’t deserve respect, especially when they treat you poorly. In these cases don’t respect what they do but intentionally respect what is good in them. Soon enough they will become the person that you have respected and the silly jerkishness will fall away.
Women do not naturally respect men that we are familiar with. Usually, we respect the man we meet at first but as soon as familiarity creeps in we lose that respect. It is at this point that we need to continue showing respect for him out of our own free will. In fact, it is in our sinful nature to disrespect men and to think we know better in most cases but you should not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgement.
I am fully expecting an uproar about this section but may I ask that before you get upset please observe yourself. Take time to see how you truly feel about the men your work with and observe how you treat them. More often than not I suspect you will find that deep down inside you do not respect them and it is likely that you are not communicating respect to them. Don’t be upset with me, judge yourself soberly and if it’s not true for you then well done and if it is then made the necessary changes.