Ladies and Gentlemen studies the history of the terms that once elevated the ideal woman and man and illuminates how the structure of Western society established and maintained the virtues. In contrast, the book demonstrates how three movements—atheism, liberalism, and radical feminism—undercut these ideals, especially in the 20th Century. Rather than a dry history lesson, readers will understand the crucial contributions of government, family, literature/media, and churches in producing a culture that either esteems or debases the best of each gender.
Ladies and Gentlemen draws aggressive battle lines in today’s culture war, pressing Christians and conservatives to value all people, cherish manners, humility, and graciousness, and esteem virtue above self. It directly challenges politicians and media personalities to honor and reflect a culture of honor, as well as calling all conservatives to reward public figures who exhibit these traits, while rebuking or rejecting those who do not. The book exemplifies several public figures on both ends of the political spectrum who engender the traits of the lady or gentleman, as well as several who clearly fail.
Finally, Ladies and Gentlemen paints a portrait of modern civility, proving that women can be warriors without burning bras and men can be tough without smoking Marlboros on horseback. It instructs parents how to raise their own children to be ladies and gentlemen. Incorporating Biblical principles and an awareness of modern day challenges, it boosts parents’ ability to navigate the murky waters of today’s culture.
“Dr. Gina and Dr. Dathan Paterno open a groundbreaking window to a world of chivalry, manners, and decorum that our younger generation has never visited and, indeed, has never even heard described. The feminists have repeatedly manifested a particular animosity toward the word ‘lady.’ But this remarkable book puts male and female behaviors in proper focus, historically, biblically, and in contemporary relationships.” – Phyllis Schlafly, president, Eagle Forum
“Drs. Loudon and Paterno have hit a home run! Filled with captivating stories, they take the reader through a journey of history, revealing long-forgotten truths. They warn of the dangers we face by abandoning the virtues and freedoms that took centuries to manifest, and challenge us to rediscover our noble heritage. I highly recommend this eye-opening book!” – William J. Federer, bestselling author and nationally known speaker
“Gina Loudon and Dathan Paterno diagnose the political controversies of our age magnificently, rightfully perceiving them as symptoms of a much deeper malady. The unique and profoundly perceptive cures they prescribe are right on target. If the analyses in this book are heeded, our country will be on track to regain the position of preeminence that it once won not by force of arms, but by the power of ideas and the ladies and gentlemen who exemplify them.” – Pamela Geller, author of “Stop the Islamization of America: A Practical Guide to the Resistance”
“America needs the message in this book if we are to win the culture war and reclaim a constitutional culture of ‘One nation, under God…’ Drs. Loudon and Paterno lay out a compelling path to real victory via restored virtue and show us why hope lives for those who know Truth and proclaim it boldly.” – Liz Santorum, spokeswoman for and daughter of Sen. Rick Santorum
About the Authors
Dr. Gina Loudon has two master’s degrees and a Ph.D. in psychological fields. She is the co-author of “What Women Really Want” and is the host of “Smart Life with Dr. Gina” on the Money Business Life Network. She is a frequent commentator on Fox News and the Fox Business channels. She lives in San Diego with her husband and five children.
Dr. Dathan Paterno is a fully licensed clinical psychologist, serving as owner and clinical director for Park Ridge Psychological Services, a private group practice in his hometown just outside of Chicago. His 20 years of experience in the mental health field include work in inpatient psychiatric hospitals, therapeutic day schools, residential treatment centers, two private practices and a position as adjunct professor of psychology. The author of the well-received parenting book “Desperately Seeking Parents,” he is on the board of directors of the International Society for Ethical Psychiatry and Psychology, a think tank and advocacy group of mental health professionals committed to holistic and humane treatment of emotional disorders.
- Paperback: 320 pages
- Publisher: AMG/God & Country Press (July 18, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0899575277
- ISBN-13: 978-0899575278
- Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 5.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12 ounces