If you truly desire to become the man God wants you to be, fasting should be among the spiritual disciplines you employ in connecting with God. Jesus assumed we would fast. He said; “When you fast,” not “If you fast.” (Matthew 6:16-18). If you have never tried fasting, you are missing out on one of God’s greatest blessings. Whether it is a relationship that is broken, a problem at work, financial pressures, or seeming impossibilities you are facing, fasting should be among the first responses a Christian man should employ. Fasting is a tangible way of demonstrating your seriousness about God’s will.
The Top 10 Mistakes Husbands Make With Their Wives
Peter, one of Jesus’ closest friends, was a married man. Peter, through his writings, thought about how he could continually strengthen his marriage. In I Peter 3:7, he gives us insight into the kind of men we need to be to have a winning marriage. This is what he said: “You husbands in the same way, live with your wives in an understanding way, as with someone weaker, since she is a woman; and show her honor as a fellow heir of the grace of life, so that your prayers will not be hindered.” Through this verse we notice the Top 10 Mistakes Husbands Make With Their Wives:
THE MAN PROJECT // Tools to be more like HIM & less like you.
A godly man is a man who has a relationship with God through Jesus Christ as has as his primary goal in life to become more like Jesus Christ and less like the man he was before he met Jesus. A godly man is: Christ-centered; Bible-saturated; Truth-standing; Grace-driven; Love-expressing; and Purpose-finding. With that definition in mind, are you a godly man?
We at Wingman Nation have a Top 10 List of things you can do to express your love for the lady in your life on February 14th.
Valentine’s Day is a special day where you can express your love toward your Valentine, your wife. We at Wingman Nation have a Top 10 List of things you can do to express your love for the lady in your life on February 14th.
Devour frozen foods paid upwards of $5 million for a 30 second advertisement during Super Bowl LIII. The entire commercial focused on a young couple and the man’s addiction to frozen food. By comparing the food with pornography, most every man understood the struggle being presented. The struggle with pornography is real for many men and increasingly for many women. The commercial did what pornographers have been attempting to do for years, and that is to normalize pornography as mainstream.
There are 8 lessons we learn about pornography from the commercial:
This is no time for followers of Jesus to remain silent. A biblical worldview means embracing 6 truths when it comes to the issue of life and abortion:
1. Life begins at conception.
2. Christians value life by promoting and protecting life from the womb to the grave
3. Abortion Is Sin!
4. Abortion Is to take a life, its murder.
5. What God said in His Word is a Christian’s authority, not the platform of a political party
6. Only Jesus can bring forgiveness and healing if you have had an abortion
Governor Cuomo is approximately 6 feet tall and weighs around 200 pounds. The average baby in America weighs 7 pounds and 5 ounces and is around 20 inches long. He’s hardly picking on someone his own size. Jesus, however teaches that when someone harms children, you are doing it to Jesus Himself. Mr. Cuomo and other bullies, I wouldn’t want to be you.
Measuring Masculinity Through Jesus
Gillette, a household name for men’s personal grooming products, has entered the masculinity debate by airing a commercial which unfortunately equates the word masculine with male chauvinism including aggressive and sexist behavior toward women. Further, the American Psychological Association in their guidelines for treating men and boys suggest that “traditional masculinity is psychologically harmful.” This means manliness can be harmful to themselves and others. Some refer to it as “toxic masculinity.” So, what is masculinity? It depends on who you ask. If you listen to the “leave-God-out-of-it” voices in our culture, the word masculinity is negative for the most part. Some of those negative stereotypes are chauvinism, a controlling attitude, anger, betrayal, abuse, abandonment, sarcasm and self-centeredness. But if you define masculinity through the life of Jesus, the Perfect Man, it is healthy and positive. Jesus was the perfect Man physically, emotionally, mentally, socially, relationally, financially, vocationally and spiritually. Jesus clearly teaches that masculinity is not about appearance, position, popularity, or money. As you look at Jesus, the perfect Man, through the eyes of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John; you see Him consistently demonstrating the balance between strength and servanthood, truth and grace, confidence and humility, toughness and kindness, righteous anger and radical love, firmness and laughter. Jesus calls every man to be like Him and He empowers us through the Holy Spirit to live like He lived. Jesus Himself said: “I gave you an example that you also should do as I did to you” (John 13:16). Biblical masculinity involves focusing your life on Jesus Christ and seeking to live like He lived, spoke like He spoke, feel like He felt and possess a godly and joyful attitude. Christian men must measure masculinity through Jesus alone.
There is great confusion in our culture on the definition and description of masculinity. How is a man supposed to act? Masculinity, as seen through the life of Jesus is meek, strength under God’s control; gentle; always obedient to God; humble; possesses the attitude of a servant; and compliments others. Biblical masculinity is compassionate; bold; responsible; respectful of and protective of women; vulnerable and not afraid to shed a tear. The Jesus kind of masculinity is money wise; loving and kind to children; stands on God’s Word; stands up for what is right; finishes what was started; celebrates with people; keeps his promises; and demonstrates an attitude of gratitude. Biblical masculinity is truthful; forgiving; confidential; and waits on God’s timing. This kind of masculine spirit is driven by God’s mission; strives to be physically fit; expresses love to others; is honest about pain; works hard; and is committed to regular church attendance. A Jesus masculinity says “No” to temptation; admits a need for others; seeks to be a best friend; keeps his word; is there for people in need; values family meals; strives to be biblically correct, not politically correct; and passionately pursues purity.
When you measure masculinity through Jesus, Christianity becomes contagious to a man’s wife, children; family, friends and those who do not yet personally know Jesus. Gillette’s tagline for many years has been: “the best men can be.” However, Gillette is around 2000 years late. Only Jesus, the Man of all Men can make you the best man you can be.
by Jay Dennis
Long before Aretha Franklin sang her hit song “R.E.S.P.E.C.T.,” God made clear in His Word that women should be respected. Christianity elevated womanhood to its highest level. In the Gospels, Jesus demonstrated great honor in the way He treated, spoke to, and spoke about women. The apostle Peter further exemplified and taught that men should honor women. In his first letter, Peter gave us a powerful reminder of a husband’s duty to his wife as he spoke on having a godly marriage: “Husbands, in the same way be considerate as you live with your wives, and treat them with respect as the weaker partner and as heirs with you of the gracious gift of life, so that nothing will hinder your prayers” (1 Pet. 3:7, NIV).
The Bible honors women and condemns anything that would harm or injure women, whether physical, verbal, emotional, or sexual. God has called men to be the protectors and defenders of women. In our sexualized culture, the minds of Christian men are being assaulted with lust-inducing images from advertisements on television to Internet pornography. Temptation does not have an expiration date, so Christian men of all ages and backgrounds are affected by the world’s sexual objectification of women.
With the emergence of the #MeToo movement, there appears to be a new and welcomed sensitivity to treating women with respect. The question is, “What can Christian men do to respect and honor women in their daily routines?” This could transform a man’s thought life if he is continually mindful. The principle is this: If every Christian man would view women who are older as he would his mother, women around his age, as his sister, and every younger woman as his daughter, his thought life could be revolutionized resulting in a respect for all women.
Consider Seven Areas of Respecting Women:
1. Respect Women Attitudinally
Peter says to show honor to women (1 Pet. 3:7). Christian men are to treat women as equals, never inferior. He is teaching men to seek to understand and try to see things from a woman’s perspective. This involves valuing her opinions, offering her your help, showing her honor, being courteous, never being harsh or rude, and showing friendless, but not flirting. Look for ways to offer help to women who have a need. Treat her as a woman, and do not treat her like she is a man. In a culture that is attempting to negate the differences between a man and a woman, the Bible teaches we should celebrate those differences through respect.
2. Respect Women Visually