For the last few summers, we've been hosting a Bible study for the teens in our church. We usually just have four or five study times, but they have been so good and thought-provoking. This time, Q wanted to do one just for the guys. It's called, M.O.M., meaning, "men on a mission."
While I hang out in another room, Q gives a lesson on Biblical manhood. It's a topic that isn't taught or endorsed in today's society. Besides the Bible, the book he's using as a guide is called, Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood: A Response to Evangelical Feminism, Ed. John Piper and Wayne Grudem. Last night, they began talking about Biblical femininity and how they need to support it. They will finish this series next week.
I really like the definitions he's been reminding the guys of during these weeks, so I thought I'd share them with you.
At the heart of mature masculinity is a sense of benevolent responsibility to lead, provide for and protect women in ways appropriate to a man's differing relationships.
At the heart of mature femininity is a freeing disposition to affirm, receive, and nurture strength and leadership from worthy men in ways appropriate to a woman's differing relationships.
Isn't that good? I hope these guys continue to learn and apply these concepts as they become godly men who love God and their families well.