Wednesday, June 25, 2014
I am continually surprised by the number of blogs written by Christian men to younger Christian men and the message is simply this, “just grow up already.” They state that some in the younger generation suffer from “Peter Pan Syndrome” or their life motto is the theme song to Toys R Us. It is common to see the use of forceful imperatives of “grow up” or “get a job” or “get married” or “act like a man.” If this had been the tactic that the men who poured their life into me would have used I probably would have never grown up. I would have despised them for trying to brow beat me into maturity. Words for exhorting younger men to maturity should never come in twelve point font. Thankfully, I was not blogged at, I was discipled. The most convincing argument for biblical manhood was not a blog I read, but the godly men I knew. Men who were willing to share their life and their family's life with me.
[Yes, I do understand the irony of writing a blog against blogging.]