Regarding Being a Man…

The following are some things I have learned about being a man:

  • Sometimes, a man’s greatest strength is when he is gentle.
  • When a man uses the phrase: “…because I am a grown-ass man”, he belies the deeply held doubt that he is anything but…
  • Reading a book to children while using different voices for each character is great fun, and allows the child to embrace their imagination.
  • Embrace necessary risk, for by it growth occurs.
  • When the woman he loves wants and desires him sexually and intellectually, his self-esteem and self-confidence soars. When she doesn’t, they don’t.
  • Fun is  imperative!
  • Control and influence are connected… when one goes up, the other goes down.
  • It’s ok to be in the choir AND play football. In fact, it’s healthy.
  • I am more than my bank account!
  • Sometimes men AREN’T the ones having the affair.
  • Men and women CAN be friends…. but it can be tricky.
  • Allowing your kids to see you fail, and then get back up, teaches them how to succeed.
  • It’s ok to see God as both father AND mother.
  • Men grieve their weaknesses more deeply than they celebrate their strengths.
  • Pastor’s wives should always preach the Father’s Day sermon.
  • A beer between friends can be a great thing.
  • Being called “beefy” can be a really good thing, if the right girl says it…
  • NOT changing the oil in my pick-up, says nothing about my masculinity. It’s ok to pay somebody else to do it.
  • I don’t have to “fix it” for you… You are capable of doing it, while I support you.
  • Allowing another person to use their strengths, doesn’t diminish mine.