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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Pete McM
The original founder of All4God, Pete is 26, lives in Northern Ireland, is a junior doctor, Ulster fan and is passionate about Jesus