Tuesday, March 31, 2009

"Act like men"

Dan Edelen thinks North American churches need to train boys (and men) to really be men. Dan also asks, "Is the [North] American church too macho?"


Blogger dle said...


Thanks, sir, for the double-fisted linkage!

I regret that I never grew up to be like those men who somehow knew how to fix everything, who could bleed brakes, pour a foundation, tie a fly, and innately know when the carb wasn't tuned quite right. You know, the kind of guy who actually owned a set of torque wrenches.

Despite that, the Pinewood Derby car my son and I built came in 2nd out of 21 cars. Not too shabby for a mere pretender who is attempting to pass all his meager manly skills onto his son.

I'm trying the best I know how, but I think guys our age were affected by the war against men in a way that our dads and uncles weren't. They tasted some of it, but we got the whole cup. I'm not really sure how to recover from that so I can ensure my son is a better man than I am, but I'm not willing to go down without trying my darndest to do better.

11:53 PM, April 01, 2009  
Blogger Milton Stanley said...

I know what you mean, Dan. For me growing up, advanced repair work was anything involving more than rubber banks, Scotch tape, or paper clips. It's helped me and my own sons to marry into a family where the men (especially my father-in-law) know how to fix just about anything. It also helped for me to do a little bit of military service.

In any case, thanks for keeping the light shining on issues related to men in North America.


12:07 PM, April 02, 2009  

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