Four Needs of Manhood

Hat tip to Jay for this one: The Four Kinds Of Male Loneliness. The article refers to loneliness men feel for:

1. feminine companionship
2. the brotherhood of other men
3. a lord, human and/or divine
4. the man he is supposed to be

In various ways, I’ve pointed out each of these as a basic human need for men on this blog. The article goes on to explain these in terms of how modern feminist society attempts to deny that men should aspire to meet these needs. And if you examine the biblical model of manhood, you’ll see that God made us to operate based on these four needs.

By the way, in a biblical model, following Christ means learning how to follow human leaders. Indeed, a shalom society will raise up male leaders as a dire necessity. You cannot obey Biblical Law without having some man rise to the shepherd role for the community of faith.

About Ed Hurst

Avid cyclist, Disabled Veteran, Bible History teacher, and wannabe writer; retired.
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2 Responses to Four Needs of Manhood

  1. Iain says:

    I prefer your condensed version, hey, I tried but I’ve got a short attention sp…..ooh look over there, sorry what wa….ah I’m bored .


  2. Jay DiNitto says:

    It seems that any halfway-decent covenant community would be able to provide all four of these. Instead, those of in the individualist West are basically left to ourselves to figure it out. What a situation to be in.


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