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Fornicating on the Battlefield

In Being Real,Guys,Wake Up on November 18, 2011 by The Spillover

This is one of the best pieces I’ve ever read about men and sexual sin. Every male who struggles with lust needs to click on that link and read the article. I did not post it verbatim on The Spillover because it’s a bit graphic. Read it; digest it; share it among other men, young and old. This isn’t a game – this is a battle, and it’s our responsibility to arm ourselves to the teeth.

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Hey, Ban: Man Up

In Guys,Wake Up on October 18, 2011 by The Spillover

Darrin Patrick writes about a phenomenon that is quite interesting and alarming, and the desperate need we have for men to step up and fulfill their duties in the body of Christ:

We live in a world full of males who have prolonged their adolescence. They are neither boys nor men. They live, suspended as it were, between childhood and adulthood, between growing up and being grown-ups. Let’s call this kind of male Ban, a hybrid of both boy and man.

Ban is juvenile because there has been an entire niche created for him to live in the lusts of youth. The accompanying culture not only tolerates this behavior but encourages it and endorses it. (Consider magazines like Maxim or movies like Wedding Crashers.) This kind of male is everywhere, including the church and even, frighteningly, vocational ministry. . . .

In a culture where the influence of godly men is desperately needed, this void results in a legitimate cultural crisis. We are not going to solve it by ignoring Ban and hoping that he eventually grows up. We are not going to solve the problem simply telling women that they should take up the slack.

We might solve the problem by modeling biblical manhood and calling adult boys to forsake their youthful lusts and become the men that God is calling them to be in the context of the local church. This call should come from godly men and women sitting in the pews and, specifically, from the pulpit of God’s church. The models should be men of God.

Quotes

Careless

You may be careless about your soul, but the devil is not.

J.C. Ryle

Posted October 15, 2011 by The Spillover

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