Thursday, August 11, 2005

Becoming a man in today's world

As you look at today's American culture and compare it with tribes in primitive cultures around the world, and think back 100, 150, 200 years in this country, you can see that we've lost the rites of passage that mark a young person's life path to adulthood.

This is especially evident among men today who don't know what it is to be a real man. Most men today are not comfortable in their own skin. They're unsure of their masculinity and their place in today's culture. (I'll admit that I've found myself grappling with this issue, too. Thus my interest.)

While the modern feminist movement has done much for women, it's practically destroyed men, I believe.

If you look around, you'll find a rising men's movement to reclaim that lost manhood and masculinity.

Today I heard a radio broadcast from the folks at HomeWord called Teaching Our Sons About Authentic Manhood.

Pastor and author Robert Lewis has developed a Christ-centered curriculum designed to help fathers teach their sons what it means to be a “real man.” Parenting and family expert Dr. Jim Burns talks with Robert Lewis on the subject of “Teaching Our Sons About Authentic Manhood.”

Robert Lewis is author of the book Raising a Modern Day Knight.

While the focus of this program is on rearing boys into manhood, fathers of daughters should not dismiss the subject. As fathers, we have the opportunity to model true, authentic manhood and masculinity to our daughters, and give them the model for the man she chooses to marry.

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