Manhood (Part 3) – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

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For two days now, I’ve been laying some background for the situation that men and manhood find themselves in today. I’d like to close out this week with an excerpt from a blog over at The Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood. In a post titled “How to Play the Man”, Jeff Robinson made the following points:

How to act like a man is a humdinger of an issue if you are one. The late Steven L. Nock, a professor of sociology at the University of Virginia, said in an e-mail to me last year that it doesn’t take much for women to prove that they’re “real women” in the widely accepted senses, but men are in a more slippery situation, especially with the role of father/protector/provider not considered as necessary or desirable as it once was. “[M]asculinity must be continuously earned and displayed. It is never won,” (emphasis mine) Nock wrote. Without a traditional role to embrace, being a man requires constantly defining yourself in opposition to all things female: “No wonder things like man-purses attract attention.

You can read the rest of this very good post here.

I think that the answer has to start with a man and his God. If our faith dictates that God created the world and set all that we know in motion, then that is where we have to go for clues and answers into we should be. We can no longer let culture, society, our own impressions, TV, lack of education, or any other source of influence determine what a MAN really is and what that looks like.

So, next week, I’ll continue this series of posts by starting there. We will look at “A Man and His God”. Make sure you stop by Monday to join the discussion.


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