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Discerning Culture

Where Have the Good Men Gone

This Wall Street Journal article describes a cultural influence that our boys will face.

Not so long ago, the average American man in his 20s had achieved most of the milestones of adulthood: a high-school diploma, financial independence, marriage and children. Today, most men in their 20s hang out in a novel sort of limbo, a hybrid state of semi-hormonal adolescence and responsible self-reliance.

“Guys talk about ‘Star Wars’ like it’s not a movie made for people half their age; a guy’s idea of a perfect night is a hang around the PlayStation with his bandmates, or a trip to Vegas with his college friends…. They are more like the kids we babysat than the dads who drove us home.”

The War on Boys has taken a toll. Al  Mohler has commented on it here and here. As we train our boys to take their places as men, we serve them by calling out this cultural sin and urging them to oppose them.

Let no one look down upon you because you are young, but set an example for believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity (1 Timothy 4:12) certainly applies to our young men.

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