A Real Man

A REAL MAN

…values and carefully handles the scriptures. (2 Tim. 2:15)

…isn’t embarrassed to worship God and pray in a group setting. (Mark 8:38)

…is wise, yet humble. (Prov. 2:1-10, 1 Pet. 5:5, Rom. 12:16)

…takes leadership in a self-sacrificing way. (Eph. 5:25-28)

…doesn’t put others down with his actions, attitude, words, or his strength. But on the contrary, he affirms and builds others up. (Prov. 15:4, Eph. 4:29)

…not only respects but appreciates a young lady’s purity and innocence. In our culture innocence isn’t retained by accident. (2 Cor. 11:2-3)

…values his purity as much as he values a young lady’s purity. He is not ashamed to live and act differently from the world in order to guard himself. (1 Thess. 4:1-8, Ecc. 7:26)

…understands the value of work and is financially responsible. (Col. 3:23-24, 2 Thess. 3:10-12, Luke 16:10-11)

…can accept correction (Prov. 12:1, Prov. 29:1)

…understands and lives according to the basic purposes for which he was created: to worship, honor, and serve God. (Rom. 12:1-2)

…doesn’t pride himself on being knowledgeable in the sinful ways of the world. (1 John 2:15-16, James 4:4,
Phil. 4:8)

…expresses himself with intelligent words rather than using “street talk”. (Prov. 17:20, Titus 2:6-8, 1 Pet. 4:11, Eph. 4:29)

…has no desire to be gross in order to impress other men. He doesn’t burp, swear, or tell disgusting stories. (Prov. 13:5, Eph. 5:4)

…is a gentleman. He is polite and shows women honor in everyday things such as opening doors, etc. (1 Pet. 3:7)

…is pleasant and expresses joy rather than feeling that it’s masculine to be sullen. (Prov. 21:29, 1 Thess. 5:16)

…doesn’t blame others for his own problems but embraces responsibility. (Prov. 12:27)

…shows by his actions that he loves children. (Matt. 19:13-14)

…doesn’t try to prove himself but is simply confident as he walks in the fear of the Lord. (Prov. 14:26-27)

…is kind because, “What is desirable in man is his kindness” (Prov. 19:22)

…can look a girl straight in the eye without communicating any impurity. (Prov. 20:11)

…treats his sisters and mother with as much respect as he would treat a prospective wife. (Matt. 25:21)

…isn’t ashamed to identify himself with his family (Eph. 6:2-3)

…is mature in his emotions and his expressions of them. He can deal with the trials of life logically, with wisdom, not on a basis of emotional instability. (Prov. 14:29, Prov. 17:27, Prov. 12:18)

…doesn’t have long hair because it is a “woman’s glory.” A real man doesn’t desire to adorn himself with a woman’s glory. (1 Cor. 11:14-16)

…….Does Hard Things.

This list is not exhaustive and men like this do exist!