Christianity and masculinity


Study on what women prefer in mens’ body

Remember all those contrast pictures where women “preferred” some weaker looking male celebrity over a more ripped one? Remember that “trend” of women loving dad bods? Yeah, that ain’t true. https://phys.org/news/2017-12-upper-body-strength-key-factor.html Dr Aaron Sell from the School of Criminology and … Continue reading
Christianity and masculinity
Dec. 14, 2017, 7:40 p.m.

Conservatives still don’t get it or don’t want to

A David Masciotra responds to the “toxic masculinity” article on American Conservative. I had my eye on the prettiest girl at the party. We’d met a few months earlier in high school biology. When class had let out one day, … Continue reading
Christianity and masculinity
Dec. 9, 2017, 7:11 p.m.

Hypergamy is good

Figured it would be good to have a post this topic as I haven’t done one already and Donal’s thread recently brought it up. Historically, hypergamy — termed in 19th century India — was used to signify marrying up in … Continue reading
Christianity and masculinity
Dec. 8, 2017, 2:57 a.m.

“Toxic masculinity”

“Tyler” on Slate writes Men Aren’t Monstrous, but Masculinity Can Be. It’s pretty short, so I’ll just go through the whole thing. While bent over locking up my bike in Chicago a few years ago, I heard the all-too-familiar sound … Continue reading
Christianity and masculinity
Dec. 2, 2017, 5:49 a.m.

On divorce Part 5

This post is a re–re–re-consolidation and simplified explanation of the Scriptures on divorce. Previous discussions include several conversations and much of the same material from On divorce and On divorce Part 2 and On divorce Part 3 and On divorce … Continue reading
Christianity and masculinity
Nov. 20, 2017, 9:57 p.m.

Happy international mens day

Since our culture loves making up days to celebrate, happy international mens day to you all. Of course, you’ll hear virtually nothing about this celebration — compared to “international womens day” which is widely trumpeted on every media outlet — … Continue reading
Christianity and masculinity
Nov. 19, 2017, 8:55 p.m.

Apparently wealthy women are doomed to be miserable

From QZ — A sociologist explains why wealthy women are doomed to be miserable My recent in-depth interview research on the lifestyles of affluent families in New York City highlights the ways in which wealthy wives are often cast as … Continue reading
Christianity and masculinity
Nov. 15, 2017, 9:29 p.m.

Open rebellion

Some excellent discussion over at Scott’s on the impasse. Snapper writes about the problem of “open rebellion,” reinforced by the Church: A woman will use the “settled” tactic if it will gain her points for control or sympathy. Within the … Continue reading
Christianity and masculinity
Nov. 14, 2017, 1:13 a.m.

The bad about Christian radio

Still here, just writing. In the meantime, “What’s so bad about Christian radio.” Some good excerpts: His blog was titled Christian Music Radio Is More Theological Than You Think. I don’t have any doubt that it’s theological. If you’re opening your … Continue reading
Christianity and masculinity
Oct. 31, 2017, 2:44 a.m.

The Peter, Titus 2, and marriage connection

Peter says he won’t deny Jesus, but Jesus prophesies that he will: John 13:36 Simon Peter *said to Him, “Lord, where are You going?” Jesus answered, “Where I go, you cannot follow Me now; but you will follow later.” 37 … Continue reading
Christianity and masculinity
Oct. 11, 2017, 11:53 p.m.

All I’ll say about the Las Vegas shooter

While the media and other people bemoan the gun laws or the senseless violence, we know better. Fatherlessness. While Stephen Paddock appeared to have no criminal history, his father was a notorious bank robber, Eric Paddock said. Benjamin Hoskins Paddock … Continue reading
Christianity and masculinity
Oct. 7, 2017, 6:59 p.m.

80/20 rule followup, masculine attractiveness analysis, and how to fix a dysfunctional marriage

There’s been some good discussion in Tinder reaffirmed the 80/20 rule and Donal’s follow up on that post in Just how universal is the 80/20 rule. Going back to the very first post on my blog Practical ways to improve … Continue reading
Christianity and masculinity
Oct. 6, 2017, 2:04 a.m.

Adam had headship prior to the fall

I’ve discussed authority quite a few times over the course of this blog a few years ago, especially in the context of the the fall. These are Scriptural reasons from Genesis 1-3 and beyond why I believe that to be … Continue reading
Christianity and masculinity
Oct. 5, 2017, 1:36 a.m.

How to communicate sexual desire in a relationship

A reader writes in: Biblically, is communicating your sexual desire to someone you are dating to marry wrong? From the sermon on the mount, I understand the qualifications on what lust is. And premarital sex is wrong I believe, but … Continue reading
Christianity and masculinity
Oct. 3, 2017, 9:54 p.m.

45 tall nude [woman] statue coming to the national mall

You can’t make this stuff up. Relevant tidbits. If you walk along the National Mall this November, you’ll see the Smithsonian Museums, the Washington Monument, Capitol Hill, and, possibly, something else: a 45-foot tall nude sculpture of a woman. The … Continue reading
Christianity and masculinity
Oct. 1, 2017, 7:49 p.m.

Contraception’s under the radar effect on divorce

Now that we’re on the topic of marriages and not marriages, that led me to thinking more about the reasons for divorce. I’ve written on contraception before, but I didn’t really think about it in terms of divorce. We know … Continue reading
Christianity and masculinity
Sept. 28, 2017, 12:49 a.m.

Marriage a mark of privilege?

Pre-posting edit: Dalrock has come out with a post on the same topic while I was writing this. My take is different than Dal’s as he looks at a few different factors, whereas I’m looking at some of the roots. … Continue reading
Christianity and masculinity
Sept. 26, 2017, 7:28 p.m.

How much should a woman submit to you before marriage?

A reader writes in: How much should a girl follow you in dating? How much should she submit to before marriage? These are actually good questions. Being that I don’t have daughters (at least yet), I do not believe I … Continue reading
Christianity and masculinity
Sept. 15, 2017, 8:01 p.m.

Salt and Light

Donal has a good post up on The high ground right now with some good comments too. Check it out. Mostly, it all goes back to the roles and responsibilities of Christians to themselves and Christian to non-Christians. Matthew 5:13 … Continue reading
Christianity and masculinity
Sept. 14, 2017, 7:24 p.m.

The Scripture and sin natures of husbands and wives

We naturally are inclined be tempted to sin. The Scriptures speak to us to work against that temptation to sin. With that in mind, we can look at the roles and responsibilities in Scripture to accurately root out the temptation … Continue reading
Christianity and masculinity
Sept. 6, 2017, 4:01 p.m.