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There is no courtship without commitment. In fact, if you’re not ready to commit, you aren’t ready to court. While dating may string you along for years, courtship requires a true commitment from each person. Commitment is dedication—faithfulness and loyalty—to a decision that you have made. Since courtship requires commitment, it requires and teaches you to have the ability to ‘hang in there’ even when things aren’t going your way. On the contrary, dating enables you to ‘break off’ relations during hard times, conditioning you more for a divorce than a marriage.
It would be nice if, in every home, there was a loving father available to relieve his daughter’s ‘relationship stresses’ by screening every potential candidate. It would also be nice if every young man—or growing boy’s father was available and capable of teaching him how to protect and care for a woman, especially her heart. Unfortunately, neither of these are the case. Our hearts were not made to be trampled on. Proper courtship, contrary to dating which can leave you open and exposed, provides true security.
Accountability is the obligation of an individual to account for their activities and accept responsibility. Teenagers often misunderstand this word, confusing its meaning with that of control or dictation. Accountability is answerability, and it is something that is considered by those who want to see us strive, do well in life, and make good decisions. As adults, we are reminded of our accountability by close friends, mentors and spiritual leaders. We tend to be much more responsible when we know that we are being held accountable. “Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counselors there is safety.” Prov. 11:14
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Do not compromise your life’s vision for anyone. I highly recommend creating a vision board and only putting on it what you really want to see manifested in your life. Keep in mind, you must work toward what you put on your vision board because it is not going to magically happen. No matter what challenges are facing you, do not compromise possessing what you want for anyone. If you allow someone else to rewrite the vision for your life, you give them too much control.read more
Stop giving your all to people who do not appreciate nor value you. A selfish person will always put your needs behind theirs. They are first on their agenda and will demand to be first on yours as well.read more