In this 23 page e-book Dr. Al Mohler the president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary gives 13 marks of what a boy should be before he should be considered a man.
As a father of three boys, I know that there are things that I need to be teaching them along the way. This booklet gives parents a helpful outline and it would be fairly easy to establish some long range goals based on these 13 marks. Other resources that I have read are just overwhelming in the sheer volume of material, but these are succinct, and given almost in outline form.
Too many of the males in our churches are overgrown boys in adult bodies. They lack spiritual maturity, and are ill equipped to handle adult responsibilities. Should there really be any surprise that many “men” are not willing to step into leadership roles, when we don’t prepare them when they are younger?
Mohler says in the article, “As defined in the Bible, manhood is a functional reality, demonstrated in a manâ€™s fulfillment of responsibility and leadership.”
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