- Don’t eat quiche.
- Can defend themselves at anytime.
- Don’t cry.
- Never show emotion or affection.
- Don’t ask for directions (Okay … that one’s true. Real men don’t ask for directions).
I’d like to paint you a different picture of what I think a real man looks like, and it has nothing to do with eating quiche or asking for directions. So, what is true manliness? What does it take to be a real man? Here are some qualities I respect in a real man …
1 – Real men know their word is their bond. When a real man makes a promise, he keeps it.
2 – Real men cherish their wives. Other than God, real men know that their relationship with their wife is at the top of the list. Real men are willing to do anything to better that relationship and meet their wife’s needs.
3 – Real men value their families over their work, their buddies and their hobbies. For no reason would a real man ever put his family on the back burner.
4 – Real men lead their families spiritually. Real men know that God gave them the task of training their children spiritually (Ephesians 6:4), and see it as their responsibility to lead their children to church instead of taking their children to church.
5 – Real men model integrity. Their family doesn’t hear them preach one thing and then do the opposite. Real men are good examples.
6 – Real men build up their children. Real men see the value in using words to praise their children, not tear them down. They focus on what they do right, not just what they do wrong.