I’m a Pastor, so in my line of work, I meet a lot of single moms who are doing the absolute best they can to raise their kids into godly young men and women. I see other married moms who are the singular spiritual leader in their homes. Moms, in our culture, have carried an unfair burden for far too long, and the situation seems to worsen with each generation.
I’m convinced that we men are all at least a little bit like O’Malley the alley cat. We think we’re doing just find on our own. We shy away from the pressure of responsibility. We don’t want to be nagged or pushed or even gently nudged into being less selfish than we are. And along comes a duchess into our lives, presenting us the possibility of love and companionship. But along with the benefits of a love relationship comes the responsibility to do the one thing hardest for human beings – especially for men: dying to self.
This is just an introduction.