The other day, I was heading into work, and a young man about my age saw me coming, even though I was still aways back. He was leaving, and I would have completely understood if he’d just left and gone about his business. But he waited for me to approach the door, and held it open for me. I thanked him, and we wished each other good days.
As I went about my day, this incident stuck with me; his consideration through this simple act had made a genuine impact on me. I go to college with a lot of hyper-feminists, who will often critique males for opening the door for them. I find that to be so sad. So as a thanks to the male population at large, I made my gratitude public. I posted a facebook status thanking considerate men of the world for holding doors open for women. Sure enough, within a few moments I had a response from a 21 year old male,
“I did that once and got yelled at for being a sexist creep :/ I’m sorry, but if doing something nice for someone is sexist or creepy, then I don’t know what society is coming to”
I want young men to be encouraged, because we notice when you do things like hold doors open. And we notice if you only do it for the attractive girls, or if you do it for the mothers with children and older women as well. You should be willing to serve and protect others, even if it’s in a simple way. And ladies, if a brother does this for you, thank him, and be sure he knows you appreciate it. It is an encouragement to both genders, and ultimately follows God’s design for relationships.