Since the late sixties the masculinity of men has been demolished and under assault by the feminist movement. The understanding of men’s roles and how they are made in the imagine of God have been rewritten by society and the media. American television commercials and sit-coms are a prime example of a concerted effort to undermine the confidence of men and boys and how they are depicted in society.
The family is the foundation for an entire culture. If it is weakened it brings down the whole society. The American family is being redefined and attacked on a myriad of different fronts today, while most men seem to have lost their God-given influence and desire to preserve it. If America’s going to increase her chances of equipping real men to produce real families, then it seems that bringing up boys in the fear and admonition of the Lord would be a wise start.
This week, we had the honor and privilege on License to Parent with Trace Embry to talk with a man and his son who both know a great deal about “Bringing Up Boys” – Dr. James Dobson, and the boy he brought up, his son, Ryan Dobson. Dr. Dobson shares what it means to be masculine from a godly point of view.
We wanted to share the four concepts that Dr. Dobson wants to get across to boys. You can listen to the program “Bringing Up Boys with Dr. James Dobson and Ryan Dobson” to get the whole insight where Dr. Dobson mentions how men should respond to and care for women, provide for them financially, in a leadership capacity, and with spiritual direction.
Are we teaching our young men what it means to be masculine from a godly point of view?