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Mature, Necessary vs. Toxic Masculinity

Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:12 am
by Philip
There is a lot in media and society that questions or threatens masculine traits in men. But God did not create us to be women, but men. And vice versa. But there needs to be a balance in how a man plays out his God-given masculinity - as it can become toxic to himself and others if used without restraints and self discipline.

This article, written by an ex-Navy seal does a pretty good job of noting the continual challenge of men finding the correct balance: https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/former- ... eing-a-man

Jesus was THE model for proper masculinity. He was tough, did not shy away from conflict or confrontation, boldly stated warnings to people for their actions, was protective - ruthlessly and physically ran the moneychangers (twice) from the Temple, and willingly and stoically and intentionally faced a most brutal physical torture and death. And yet, He also showed unfathomable love, tenderness, compassion, and He unashamedly wept when He saw people in great sorrow and hurt.

Re: Mature, Necessary vs. Toxic Masculinity

Posted: Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:28 am
by thatkidakayoungguy
Philip wrote:
Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:12 am
There is a lot in media and society that questions or threatens masculine traits in men. But God did not create us to be women, but men. And vice versa. But there needs to be a balance in how a man plays out his God-given masculinity - as it can become toxic to himself and others if used without restraints and self discipline.

This article, written by an ex-Navy seal does a pretty good job of noting the continual challenge of men finding the correct balance: https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/former- ... eing-a-man

Jesus was THE model for proper masculinity. He was tough, did not shy away from conflict or confrontation, boldly stated warnings to people for their actions, was protective - ruthlessly and physically ran the moneychangers (twice) from the Temple, and willingly and stoically and intentionally faced a most brutal physical torture and death. And yet, He also showed unfathomable love, tenderness, compassion, and He unashamedly wept when He saw people in great sorrow and hurt.
On the other hand, there is mature, necessary femininity as well as toxic femininity.

Re: Mature, Necessary vs. Toxic Masculinity

Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:54 am
by PaulSacramento
Jesus was THE model for proper masculinity. He was tough, did not shy away from conflict or confrontation, boldly stated warnings to people for their actions, was protective - ruthlessly and physically ran the moneychangers (twice) from the Temple, and willingly and stoically and intentionally faced a most brutal physical torture and death. And yet, He also showed unfathomable love, tenderness, compassion, and He unashamedly wept when He saw people in great sorrow and hurt.
Right there, period.
Truly, THE BEST A MAN CAN GET