Another Reason to Teach Boys Manners

July 20, 2009

Young boys need to be taught to stand when a woman enters the room.  They should be taught to hold open doors for women.  They should seat their mother at the dinner table.  These are not arbitrary or random cultural practices which have no meaning.  They are a constant daily reminder to males — whose lusts when unmortified always degrade women — that women must not be degraded, but rather honored.  Manners are therefore a form of sexual discipleship; they are sexual discipline.  A boy who has learned to honor women everywhere will have difficulty in despising one in the back seat of a car.

(Doug Wilson, Future Men, 136)


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