physical strength and biblical manhood… the great divide

physical strength and biblical manhood… the great divide

Physical strength has been systematically alienated from the perception of modern ‘biblical’ manhood.

 

I’ve been reading heaps lately about biblical manhood (you might say I’m taking a learn-as-you-go approach to this blog) and one preliminary observation I have made that stands out immediately is this:

 

Biblical masculinity today is framed completely independently of any reference to physical strength or tactical skills, or the physical virtues associated with self mastery.

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Men and Feelings

Men and Feelings

A long time ago I shared a video on my (now extinct) Facebook account. It was a montage showing the first moments of soldiers being reunited with their families upon returning from various tours overseas. It was extremely moving.

 

One friend of mine affectionately commented that ‘only a real man would post this’. Which was flattering at the time. Without wanting to make too many assumptions, what my friend was probably trying to imply was ‘real men are not afraid to express their sensitive side’, or in other words, real men are in touch with their feelings and are not afraid to express them, or something to that effect.

 

This begs the question, is it true? And why?

 

Is it true that ‘real men’ are able to express their feelings and, more importantly, is it true that men who tend to internalize their feelings are not real men?

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The complete beginners guide to changing a tyre

The complete beginners guide to changing a tyre

It’s true, cars are getting more complicated and computerized every year. It’s also true that working on cars is time that could be spent elsewhere. Our lives are getting busier and more connected than ever.

 

However, there are still some vehicle maintenance jobs that any man can and should be able to do. If your car breaks down somewhere, and it’s a simple fix, then you can save yourself time and money by being able to fix the problem yourself, or at least get the car in a condition to take to a service centre. In any case, the ability to make some simple and safe vehicle repairs can also be a very rewarding experience.

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