What is a man?
This question may be answered in a thousand different ways, depending on how your perspective. But here are two great definitions of manhood (both of which I got in some form from Grace Church):
A real man is one who:
- Rejects passivity
- Accepts responsibility
- Leads courageously
- Expects God's reward
Alternatively . . . the calling of a man is to pursue, provide, and protect. (The Art of Manliness blog substitutes procreate for pursue, but I prefer the latter.)
Men are called to pursue, not just in marriage, but in all areas of their life. Want to learn more? Check out the guest post I had on Family Matters, called Men Must Pursue. And I'd love for you to share your thoughts by leaving a comment on the Family Matters blog.
PS -- Thanks to Family Matters for allowing me to guest post!
PPS -- Here is part 2 -- My Son Is Learning to Pursue.