The Man Project // tools to make you more like HIM & less like you

The Man Project  //   tools to make you more like HIM & less like you

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?

7 Ways Christian Men Can Respect Women 7 Ways Christian Men Can Respect Women

7 Ways Christian Men Can Respect Women 7 Ways Christian Men Can Respect Women

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

Every Christian Man Needs a Wingman

Every Christian Man Needs a Wingman

Every Christian Man Needs a Wingman

January 4, 2019 Leave a Comment

Every Christian man needs a wingman. Let me explain. The word wingman is a term that refers to the pattern in which fighter jets fly. There is the lead pilot and aircraft and another that flies off the right wing of and behind the lead. The second pilot is called the “wingman” because he primarily protects the lead by watching his back. The spiritual analogy is powerful. The enemy has his target on men. That’s why Christian men need other men in their lives who will hold them accountable, encourage them, and watch out for the enemy’s attack. Knowing that the Christian life is a battleground, not a playground, every man needs to put on the spiritual armor and help other brothers. Being a wingman and  won’t just happen, you have to make it happen.