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Act Like a Lady. Act Like a Man. And, behave with LOVE.

 I won’t go into plot detail or offer spoilers but I will give my quick 34 cents.

At first I was strongly averted to seeing this film because I have not read the book nor do I have any intention to do so.  The reason is, I don’t believe a woman has to ‘think like a man’ in order to be successful in a relationship. And trust,  if women really thought like men, we would ALL be a in big heap of trouble… No one really wants that 🙂 It is my opinion that we should think & act exactly as we were created to be,  and BEHAVE with love.

Now with that said, Think Like A Man was a great film. Each of the central characters were awesome. (Kevin Hart was the comedic sparkler). This movie explored the different issues and mindsets of today’s males and females. The storylines and themes were very relatable and interesting. TLAM also showed how game playing is basically played out and that real relationships require compromise, honesty, understanding, patience and lots of forgiveness.  The universal message was simply this,  love. 

The fact is men and women do think differently & thus behave differently. While we may never be able to fully crack the complex codes or understand the different dynamics  of the opposite sex… love will always get us a little closer to the answers we seek.    When you love, you tend to open up and reveal your true self.  When people start to understand the real you, intimacy takes place and makes the way for love.  Love is not always easy, but it shouldn’t be extra hard either.  Love is not a fantasy list or a made up ideal in your head.  Love never fails, but we often fail love.  

Love is truth, wisdom, and peace.  Love is the place where you can lay your head. Love is the place where you are happily & warmly welcomed with your beautiful and not-so-beautiful inner & outer parts. Love is divine.  

Think Like a Man is about letting your guard down, and letting love flow in.  I will give this one tiny spoiler… At the end of the movie I believe everyone learned what real love is about &  it wasn’t exactly how they had pictured it, but in many ways, much better…  This is the love I wish for everyone.

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4 comments on “Act Like a Lady. Act Like a Man. And, behave with LOVE.

  1. Derrick
    April 23, 2012

    Great post! Thank you for sharing your insight without spoiling the movie! You’re so classy and clever!


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  3. Sharon
    April 24, 2012

    Good review. I am not a fan of Steve Harvey and I thought his book was a total sham. I may go see it soon


  4. Karisa
    April 24, 2012

    As always, I enjoyed your blog. I also enjoyed reading Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man. I received the book more as Steve Harvey hipping women to game, rather than a literal instruction to women to literally think like men. I’m glad my husband plans on doing the same exact thing for my daughter so she won’t have to read it in a book.

    The movie was entertaining, and certainly aesthetically pleasing! Umm-hmm.

    As for love, I wish it weren’t hard, and maybe for most people it isn’t. First Corinthians 13 says, “4 Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; 5 does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; 6 does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; 7 bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.” Some of these aspects of love aren’t hard for me at all, but when we get to talking about long suffering (patience), not being provoked, and bearing all things, mercy! Pray church. It is an extremely hard process, which I’ll admit, I don’t always want to face. If love weren’t hard, I personally know I wouldn’t develop in relationships.


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