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The Manhood Line: The Gold Files™ by Mike Ramey

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     For many a year, the feminists and their allies in the feminized mainstream coven have been eagerly browbeating men; telling us what ‘we need to do’ with our young men.   Brothers, it took us a while to get the message, but we have done the job.  The numbers have been trending positive and our young men have been on the grow.

      Well, let me be the first to put the shoe on the other foot, and go public with my words: “It’s high time that women get their younger sisters under control!  In short, it’s time for women to roll up their sleeves, pull down the hemlines, cover up the over-exposure of flesh, and get back to teaching young women how to become women of quality, rather than someone’s rap video plaything or the head of a criminal enterprise.”

      Woman…TEACH thy SISTER!

 ONLY SO MUCH MEN CAN DO:

     Brothers, just as it takes a man to teach a boy how to become a man, it takes a woman to teach a girl how to become a woman.  An upright woman does not ‘happen’ by osmosis…Amen?  The problem in our modern day is that there are far too many women who are more interested in competing with their daughters for the available men that are out in society, rather than being content with the husband that they have.

     Can I get an AMEN from the husbands in the house?

      Without proper training from Godly women, young women are heading down a slippery slope from which many may not recover.  Before the pandemic, there were many male teachers–young and old–who were been propositioned by girls as young as ten or eleven years old!  The favorite question of these young ‘wannabe’ temptresses in many a classroom was not; ‘What’s tonight’s homework assignment,’ but rather; ‘Are you married?’

      I’ve heard through the ‘underground grapevine’ that, if a teenage boy ‘rejects’ or ‘won’t talk to’ a teenage girl who is interested in him–thanks to our PC society and school environment–the teenage girl will run to the Dean of Students and ACCUSE HIM OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT!  You may think that I am pulling your leg on this.  Trust me–I have already seen it happen in my home city.  It may be coming to a city near you–and YOUR son may be the target. 

      Mothers, even if you get the culprit to ‘fess up’, your son’s academic record may be in ruins…unless you have the bank to get a lawyer to clean up such a mess.  Plus, if it’s happening in the high schools, you can bet that it WILL be showing up on the college and university campuses.

 ESTROGEN AND EXCUSES:

     It is truly sad to see young women progressing everywhere—but IN the home.  The funny thing?  The home is the place where a woman—a mother–can make their mark for generations to come.  Take a good look at the wives of some of the famous men in American history and you will see that they kept their class, ditched the sass, and made the sacrifices where they needed to for their husbands to become all that God intended them to be.  Further, there are other successful men who got that way because their mothers poured into them…rather than themselves.

      That is an achievement of which many men and women should be proud.

      Today is a different story.  The untrained woman of today masters in misery, drugs and mayhem.  Even IN the church you have a growing number of untrained Christian women who are ignorant of their biblical roles and wise in the ways of the world.  The Bible DOES NOT support women preachers nor women ‘shacking’ with other women.  Yet, you see whole denominations that have thrown out centuries of sound biblical doctrine and the destruction that followed.

      All for the sake of building friendships with the world, and unsaved wayward women.

 ‘HOT’ GRANDMAS AND ‘COLD’ COMMON-SENSE:

     With the weather turning warmer, the skirts getting shorter, and modesty becoming non-existent, OLDER women–who have come from families that should have taught them better–Grandmas are out there trying to ‘get their roll on’, just like their daughters–and in some cases, granddaughters!

      Say what, Mike?

      Remember when Grandmas used to be in their sixties?  Well, I have noticed that there are women in their late thirties who are laying claim to this honor!  Further, May/December romances are not a thing of the past anymore.  Just turn on any TV show, and you can see the host or hostess giving their ‘tips’ on how Granny can ‘shake them hips’ like her granddaughter.

      You know what USED to exist in many of our urban churches?  A tight knit group of women known as “The Mother’s Board”.  Comprised mainly of REAL saintly, upright older Christian women, The Mother’s Board had a single job: To make sure the younger women in the church were upright in all areas of their Christian living.  Younger women in the church had to either shape up–or get shipped out.

     Members of The Mother’s Board knew their side of the street and were proud to stay on their side of it!  IF a young sister did not know the ‘womanly arts’ of cooking, cleaning and sewing, an older sister would take them under their wing and TEACH them.  The church Mothers were no one to be trifled with, as many of them were the wives of men who were leaders in the church.

      Like I said brothers, getting women under control in our society and in the church is not a man problem. This is a woman problem. And, for you sisters who read my column on a regular basis (and show it to your man), this one is for YOU.  Woman–teach thy sister!  The lives of your family and marriage may depend upon it, when your sistahfriend—or her daughter–arrive on your doorstep and tries to ruin YOUR home.

      You can’t watch another’s house burn, without some hot ashes heading your way.

 WHY WOMEN NEED TO TRAIN WOMEN:

     God does NOT bless a nation with wayward, mouthy, out-of-control sisters at the helm.  What REALLY steams my coffee?  How ‘allegedly’ Christian women have allowed these disciples of Jezebel, Delilah, etc. to come to power without challenge is a mystery to me. 

      Further, there are some Christian women who are ‘rooting’ the wayward women on!

      Woman, Teach thy sister!

      The biblical mandate is clear. As I have mentioned, it is up to older men to train younger men, and the older women to train younger women.  The reason for such an order-setting pattern is simple: there are just some topics which are meant to be shared between women, and some topics meant to be shared between men.  In other words: men have been ordained to provide for and lead the home, yet women have been ordained to make a home worthy of provision.

      The New Testament instruction section is The Book of Titus, Chapter 2.  However, let us venture back to the Old Testament to observe the principle behind the Scripture.

      In the Book of Ruth, Naomi–the older woman–takes the time to educate, or ‘hip’ Ruth–the younger woman–in the ways of upright womanhood.  Naomi, while disappointed with the initial outcome of her life (because of circumstances, reversals, and downturns) still found the time to put away her crying towel to do what she was created to do; help an unsure, awkward, outsider to become a mature woman who would be a blessing to society, rather than a curse.

      In my humble opinion, there are far too many older women in the ‘blaming’ game, rather than getting involved in the ‘training’ game.  Our streets are full of young women who know more about Wall Street than how to cook, clean and sew or help the family down her street.  As one businessman once told me: “We have an abundance of educated fools; men who are smart and won’t provide; women who are smart and won’t receive.”

      Eventually, Naomi trained Ruth to such a point that Ruth went solo, and landed the man of her dreams, Boaz–a mighty man of wealth.  Naomi trained Ruth to know the difference between the ‘punks, skunks, and drunks’, and the little foreign girl who was hated by the insiders, wound up married to the wealthiest man in town!  As a bonus, Ruth and Boaz were firmly imbedded into the bloodline of Jesus Christ–all because Naomi stopped thinking about her past and reached forward to a better future by helping a young woman in need (Philippians 3:13-14)!

 WOMEN OF OLD WHO WERE BOLD:

     When an older woman helps to shape the life of a younger woman, she could impact the destiny of an entire nation of people!  Harriet Tubman, Phyllis Wheatley, Sojourner Truth, and other sisters from our past were raised on God and the Church and a host of unknown and unnamed women!  Their courage inspired dozens, if not hundreds of women, and supported untold dozens of men.  When we look at THEIR exploits in history, there is not a modern woman who can hold a candle to them!  What modern innovation compares to the Underground Railroad?

      Yes, these were real, flesh and blood women.  However, when the going got rough, they didn’t ‘opt out’ for a seminar on self-esteem.  They remembered how they were ‘raised’ by other women, and faced the day at hand, working as a team with the men around them! 

      If only many of the modern women of today had such courage! 

      Brothers, we need to encourage our women to get back to their basics.  We need to pry them loose from the young men on OUR side of the street and refer them to our ‘younger sisters’ on THEIR side of the street.  The need exists.  Quality women–just like Upright men–don’t just happen.  Someone has taken the time to get involved with them and helped them see that they don’t have to be a statistic, but they can be an inspiration!

      Mike Ramey is a Minister, Syndicated Columnist and Modern Street Gangs Specialist and Consultant from Indianapolis, Indiana.  Ramey is the author of THE MANHOOD LINE: THE GOLD FILES. Bringing back some of the classic THE MANHOOD LINE columns for a new generation of men.  THE MANHOOD LINE was and is a syndicated, monthly column, written from a biblical, business, and common-sense perspective for men. Email welcome to manhoodline@yahoo.com. ©2001, 2021 Mike Ramey/Barnstorm Communications International (5).

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