- An inept man who was outwardly overconfident in his abilities
- A competent man who was humble about his abilities
Friday, February 28, 2014
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Potential? Potential to be what, exactly? A doctor, lawyer, or CEO; one of life's movers and shakers. There are a couple of problems with that attitude. For one, those types of careers are few and far between. Secondly, for most people (man or woman) the meaning of life won't be found on the job—it will be found at home in their families and in God.
Saturday, February 8, 2014
Here is a different plan. One that allows women to achieve life's major goals and still be good choices as wives.
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Dr. Scott Wetzler, in his 1992 book Living With the Passive-Aggressive Male, says passive-aggressive men are dishonest, secretive, manipulative, controlling, attracted to people that need fixing, and full of rage; they have difficulty setting boundaries and problems with intimate relationships; they fear conflict, blame others for their problems, fail to live up to their potential, and give to get.
Glover states “Nice guys are passive-aggressive.” Wetzler states “...passive-aggressive men negotiate the world as 'nice guys' denying even the slightest hint of hostility or conflict.”
This is not a coincidence. Being a nice guy and being a passive aggressive man go hand in hand. Glover's and Wetzler's books are eerily similar. Even though their subjects are different and the approach from opposite directions, you can't help but get the feeling that they are describing the same person—because they are.
It's no secret that the modern Christian church has become a nice guy factory. What people have failed to realize is that it has also become a factory for producing passive-aggressive men. The nice guy personality turned out by churches is the one described in the above books—the one that goes hand in hand with being passive-aggressive.
Monday, January 27, 2014
Courage and cowardice are antonyms—they mean the opposite of each other. They both deal with how you handle fear.
Confidence and uncertainty antonyms—they mean the opposite of each other. They both deal with how you handle doubt.
Sunday, January 19, 2014
Sunday, December 29, 2013
You are the bride of Christ.He then expounded on the reasons why, because Christians are the bride of Christ, they should act in a specific manner.
The bride of Christ is the church corporate. Individuals are NOT the bride of Christ.
My wife and I are equals. We share in all the decision making. Neither of us is the leader of the other.The egalitarian view sounds so lovely. Two people living together in harmony. Neither having more authority in the relationship than the other and neither having more responsibility in the relationship than the other. Unfortunately, it's merely a utopian vision, because when a crisis occurs (when the metaphorical shit hits the fan) the egalitarian model breaks down.
Consider this scenario:
A married couple along with their two children are driving home from a weekend trip. As they round the corner their home comes into view. There are firetrucks and flashing lights. They simultaneously realize that their house has burned to the ground. One spouse emotionally melts down; turns to the other spouse; and with tears in their eyes and panic in their voice screams: “Oh my God! What are we going to do? Tell me, what are we going to do?”
Which spouse had the emotional meltdown?
Saturday, December 14, 2013
I've heard once again hat you've had problems with a woman. I can relate to that. Recently, I've come to realize something:
In any relationship between a man and a woman, the woman is not the prize—the man is the prize.
Friday, December 13, 2013
58% of evangelical leaders say tithing is not required of Christians.That was the result of a survey done by the NAE (National Association of Evangelicals) of their members1 (members here refers to the leaders of the various churches that belong to the NAE—the pastors who actually run the church). When was the last time you heard an evangelical church preach that tithing wasn't required? I can't think of a single instance. Every sermon I've heard on tithing has maintained that not only is tithing required, but to not tithe was the same as robbing God—a literal sin. The conclusion is obvious:
I would like to suggest a simpler one; one found repeatedly in the Bible; one Jesus himself used:
I follow Jesus Christ.
Saturday, November 16, 2013
The modern feminist plan for how these years should be structured goes something like this:
Sunday, November 10, 2013
Saturday, October 26, 2013
Monday, October 14, 2013
Sunday, September 22, 2013
Saturday, September 21, 2013
Sunday, September 15, 2013
Blessed [are] the meek: for they shall inherit the earth. (Mt 5:5 AV)Christian men are taught not only to be meek, but that it is a sin to act otherwise. The problem is the modern definition of meek. Look up meek in a recent dictionary, and this is what you find:
Thursday, September 12, 2013
Sunday, September 8, 2013
There is tremendous pressure on Christian males to marry. Some suggest Christian men have an obligation to marry, and that those who don't are falling short of God's plan. Widespread in Christian culture is a feeling that there is something wrong with a man that doesn't marry, as is evidenced by this quote from a book endorsed by the Southern Baptist Convention leadership: