Tuesday, January 23, 2007

becoming a man: part 1

Is it about hunting and fishing? Is it about tapping into that inner beast who wants to conquer the world? I am not convinced that these are what it is to be a man. Must a man love sports and drink beer? Does he have to love red meat and have a short-temper?

These are the sort of images I think our media gives us about what it is to be a man. And yet, these same beef-eating, beer drinking, sports fanatics are destroying their marriages and leaving their kids high and dry. And if there were two things that a man has been since the beginning of time it is a husband and a father. And these two roles are the ones that are getting left behind.

Currently I am exploring what a real man looks like. Are there any men out there that can "man-up" and do what it takes to be the husband and father they were meant to be? It seems these days that most of us are not up to the challenge. Our culture has told us that its ok for us to be selfish and so we are.

How does a man love and serve his wife? How does he keep himself away from adultery and porn? How does he humble himself before the Lord and seek his face? I know scripture has some things to say about all of this. For now, I am not in answer mode as much as exploration mode. Right now, for me, its a time of seeking.

1 Comments:

At 9:44 PM, Blogger David said...

"And yet, these same beef-eating, beer drinking, sports fanatics are destroying their marriages and leaving their kids high and dry." really?!?, damn. I enjoy all three. I guess my wife and kids are in trouble huh?

 

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