25 Ways to Be a (Christian) Gentleman

If you don’t mind taking advice on the subject–from a woman, here are a few tips!

25 Ways to Be a (Christian) Gentleman

 

#1

Relax. Even when you’re wearing a suit (it might take practice).

 

#2

Hold doors open for people.

 

#3

Be aware of your surroundings.

 

#4

Work hard.

 

#5

Don’t overwork. God gave you a body to use for His glory, not to destroy.

 

#6

Keep secrets—even if you don’t understand why it needs to be a secret.

 

#7

Be good to everyone—even people who make themselves your enemies.

 

#8

Don’t use slang that is jangling to the senses of other people.

 

#9

Don’t use slang that you wouldn’t care to have to explain to someone who isn’t familiar with it.

 

#10

For the most part, just don’t use slang at all. That is, use more normal English than you use slang.

 

#11

Smile.

 

#12

Say “please.”

 

#13

Say “thank you.”

 

#14

Say “Ma’am” and “Sir.”

 

#15

Say “excuse me” when you need to get by someone.

 

#16

Don’t intentionally confuse or embarrass people.

 

#17

Easily admit that you are wrong.

 

#18

Laugh pleasantly.

 

#19

Think before you speak.

 

#20

Pray before you act.

 

#21

Be dependable.

 

#22
Clean up. It isn’t ungentlemanly to get dirty (or greasy) but it is ungentlemanly to stay that way longer than necessary.

 

#23
Pay attention to your appearance . . . in such a way that your appearance requires very little attention from you.

 

#24

Say what you mean and mean what you say.

 

#25

Say a great deal less than you think.

 

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