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Toxic Masculinity: Thinking Biblically About This New Term in Our Culture

Toxic Masculinity means many things in our culture. To the degree that toxic masculinity refers to the ways that Adam’s fall into sin has affected men—causing rape, physical abuse, and the selfish use of power, Christians can affirm the use of this term. But it is often used along with an ideology that views differences in male/female roles as a social construct, (a form of patriarchy) that is oppressive. This ideology often identifies Christianity and the Bible’s teaching of complementarity as patriarchal, and repressive. This article shows that at the core of the biblical call to manhood is not TOXIC masculinity but LIFE-GIVING masculinity.

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Insulating Kids Against the Culture’s Gender Confusion

This article helps parents and church leaders shepherd their children through today's gender-confused culture. As our children grow into their teen years they need to realize that one of the highest callings Christ has for today's young adults is to show this broken world what redeemed masculinity and femininity look like.

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Are We Responding to Our Culture’s Attack on Marriage the Right Way?

The rejection of God’s design for sexuality seems like a runaway freight train, out of control, picking up steam, destroying the fabric of American culture. Our natural response is despair, depression, anger, hostility towards the LGBT movement. Sometimes, on the positive side, it leads me to more prayer for our country and a renewed commitment to speak out and to vote. What this runaway train does NOT lead me to do, though it should, is REALIZE THAT THE ONLY PEOPLE ON PLANET EARTH CAPABLE OF SHOWING THE WORLD WHAT MARRIAGE AND SEXUALITY WERE DESIGNED TO BE ARE CHRIST-FOLLOWERS. In light of this culture's spiritual attack on marriage and God's creation design of male and female, this article challenges Christian men to rekindle a passion to show the world the glory of God's complementary design of male and female in marriage.

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