Real men

maleSomething that has really struck me this summer is how so few men actually merit the label “men”. So many guys are just immature, foolish boys going around thinking they are a big deal because they can drink legally. Newsflash – getting drunk doesn’t make you a man. Having sex doesn’t make you a man. Winning a fight doesn’t make you a man. I have tried to come up with a list of criteria for real, Biblical manliness. Guys – see how you measure up. Girls – use this as a checklist for guys you are considering dating.
Real men don’t take the easy way
Real men don’t settle for less than what God has in store for
Real men don’t pressurise
Real men don’t play the field
Real men don’t chase skirtReal men show respect
Real men are prepared to wait
Real men look for inner beauty not outer curves
Real men lead well
Real men can be trusted
Real men live wisely
Real men don’t cheat
Real men don’t lie
Real men aren’t sleazy
Real men aren’t absent
Real men have a backbone
Real men will die for those they love
Real men are bold
Real men are worthy of respect
Real men don’t get drunk
Real men care
Real men protect
Real men don’t let their eyes wander
Real men focus on what is pure and righteous and honourable
Real men are generous
Real men are patient
Real men are kind
Real men are loving
Real men have self control
Real men have hope
Real men are joyful
Real men are gentle
Real men are tough when needed
Real men show mercy
Real men walk humbly
Real men don’t give up
Real men don’t abandon
Real men protect
Real men are chivalrous
Real men seek God
Real men read the Word. Daily
Real men pray. Without ceasing
Real men imitate Christ. Always
(Any suggestions of things that should be added to the list?)

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