Monday, August 15, 2011

Peter Pan Syndrome

This is what Mark Driscoll calls men who refuse to grow up.  I just listened to a sermon given by him that was great!  I want to summarize it here because I think it is important to hear.

I was pondering today, on my walk, why there are so many young, godly women in their late 20's and 30's who are not married.  I am so sad about that.   This nation needs godly families and it is not happening enough in the church.  Then I came home and listened to this.  I think Mark answered my question...

 He said that young men today are babied.  Sixty percent of the people who attend church are women.  The least likely to attend are men in their 20's.  Men are delaying masculinity and responsibility.  Men are like trucks, they drive straighter with a load so they need lots of responsibility on them.

Young men today are not carrying heavy loads and taking responsibility so they are into pornography, video games, and their hobbies and having a hard time declaring a major.  They don't become a member of a church, they mess around with women, get them pregnant out of wedlock, and break women's hearts.

They have a hard time devoting themselves to one God, one church, one theology, one woman, one mission, and one vocation.  They are boys that can shave.

Women are getting an education, getting pregnant, and raising children by themselves because they can't find a man.

The solution is for young men to take responsibility instead of refusing or avoiding it.  Women need to be loved, little girls need to be cherished, and little boys need to be trained to serve nobly to the glory of God.

Good stuff!!!  Train your boys to grow up to be real men...

Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.  
Genesis 2:24

But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.  
I Timothy 5:8