Being a man isn’t easy. God designed masculinity in a very purposeful way, but that design has been twisted and perverted by sin — and our culture doesn’t help matters. In my new blog video, I share how women can become part of the solution by catching a vision for how to champion true masculinity. If you are a wife or mother who is burdened for the men in your life, remember that you are not helpless! You can become a catalyst for victory and inspiration and help today’s men become all they were meant to be.
I’ve been asked by a few women, mothers, and wives, if they should walk through the same type of training that I give to men, and if it would be helpful to them. It’s always a strange thing for me to know how to answer, because it’s “guy-only” type of stuff, and we, as guys, feel a little awkward thinking of a woman listening to it. But at the same time I actually understand why they’re asking that question, and I would say for a woman to hear this and to understand it would give her an understanding of what to champion, what to stand behind— because it’s a battle being a man.
As men, it’s hard for us to fulfill our role. Say there is a bullet flying, and it’s aimed at an orphan, a widow, someone that’s weak — a man has been designed to step forward and stand in front of that bullet. Guys don’t t naturally do that. God has designed us to be self-sacrificing, to be rescuers, to be heroic. And if a woman catches the understanding of why we are built this way as men, why we are designed this way, why we struggle with certain things – she can discover how to champion God-built masculinity. As men, we are sinful, but it’s not because our design is wicked. It’s because God designed us for something that has been twisted. And if a woman can catch that vision of what it would look like for God to untwist modern masculinity … wow, look what could happen in a man!
It really is healthy to have the man-to-son dynamic for this, but sometimes that’s just not possible. And for a single mom to be able to understand what her son is going through, and what her son is called to, and why he’s developing the way he is; that it’s on purpose, and it’s beautiful, and it’s wonderful, and it’s powerful — that could be very helpful. Also, I think wives could greatly appreciate this. I think there are probably a lot of circumstances where it could be beneficial. Whether or not your son wants to watch it with you as his mom sitting next to him, I might say, “No, maybe not,” but there could be some tremendous value in having women hear this material.
If you’d like to take these ideas deeper, join me for an eight-week course on honorable manhood.
If you are wondering whether my 8-week Honorable Manhood online training is only for men, the answer is no! Women are welcome to walk through the material — this course can help you more clearly see the kind of masculinity you are called to fight for. Register now for our summer program (June 21 – August 16). Space is limited. Learn more here.