God's Model For Manhood by Fenton Moorhead

GOD'S MODEL FOR MANHOOD

MISSING IS ACTION: VANISHING MANHOOD IN AMERICA, WELDON
HARDENBROOK

NEGATIVE MASCULINE ROLE MODELS IN TODAY'S SOCIETY:

1. MACHO MANIAC MODEL,

HOLLYWOOD'S DIRTY HARRY OR RAMBO STEREOTYPE, WHO USES PHYSICAL
VIOLENCE TO OVERPOWER EVERY ADVERSARY. BRUTE STRENGTH AND
WEAPONS SOLVE PROBLEMS. ACCOMPLISH THE IMPOSSIBLE & NEVER
APOLOGIZE.

2. GREAT PRETENDER MODEL,

TV'S ARCHIE BUNKER WHO USES VERBAL VIOLENCE TO PUT OTHERS DOWN
TO BUILD HIMSELF UP. HIS WIFE IS CALLED "DINGBAT", HIS
SON-IN-LAW "MEATHEAD". HE IS THE ULTIMATE REDNECK WHO HAS A
VERBAL PUT DOWN FOR EVERYONE NOT LIKE HIM SO HE NEVER FACES
HIMSELF WHILE PEOPLE MAKE FUN OF HIM BEHIND HIS BACK.

3. WORLD CLASS WIMP MODEL,

COMIC STRIP'S DAGWOOD BUMSTEAD, IS SO INEPT HE IS OUTWITTED BY
EVERYONE; HIS WIFE, CHILDREN, BOSS, NEIGHBORS, AND EVEN HIS DOG.
AVOIDS CONFLICT AT ALL COSTS.

4. GENDER BLENDERS MODEL,

ROCK SINGERS BOY GEORGE AND MICHAEL JACKSON? DON'T EVEN PRETEND
TO BE MASCULINE. A SEVEN YEAR OLD BOY WAS ASKED IF MICHAEL
JACKSON WAS A BOY OR A GIRL? HE THOUGHT A MOMENT AND ANSWERED,
"BOTH."

WHO ARE HEROS AND ROLE MODELS TODAY, MODELS OF MANHOOD?
WHO DO YOU WANT YOUR CHILDREN TO GROW UP TO BE LIKE?

A TOP GOLFER U.S. OPEN SAID HE DID NOT WANT THE PRESSURE OF
BEING A ROLE MODEL FOR ANYONE.

A FATHER WAS SOBERLY REMINDED OF THE POWER OF INFLUENCE ON DAY
AT THE BEACH WHEN HE TURNED AND WATCHED HIS SON PUTTING HIS
SMALL FEET EXACTLY WHERE DADDY HAD LEFT HIS LARGE FOOTPRINTS IN
THE SAND.

EVERY MAN HERE ...


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