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Jim Henry, Pastor
First Baptist Church
3701 L. B. McLeod Road
Orlando, Florida 32805-6691
Reprinted from Radio Program, "WE BELIEVE"
CT 504212, Program 175
"HOW TO MARRY THE RIGHT MAN - PART II"
Series on "The Real Woman"
I recently saw this headline in a newspaper:
"Manhood Task Force No Joke!"
Annapolis, Maryland. A proposal to create a state
task force on manhood has drawn snickers from many
lawmakers, but the idea received plenty of serious
support Thursday from those who say men's problems
are no joke.
" Men are so afraid of themselves being perceived
as sissys and wimps, they'll do almost anything
society wants them to do," says Jack Cameron,
former host of a radio talk show. The Maryland
Task Force on Contemporary Manhood was composed in
the State House of Delegates, by Democrat Elijah
Cummings, to examine why American culture conveys
a multitude of strict, often unhealthy stereotypes
about what makes a man a man.
"When this concept first came up, a lot of people
looked at it as a joke. The fact is, it is not a
joke," Cummings told a news conference before the
House Judiciary Committee. The committee took no
action on the proposal. One man said, "I'll be
astonished if this legislature accepts this."
Meanwhile, Dr. Alvin Barach, a clinical
psychologist and director of the Men's Center in
Washington, in an interview before the hearing,
also endorsed the idea. He said, "Men are
confused right now because of the changing roles
of women. They don't know whether it's still okay
to open car doors for women or buy them flowers,
or what to do when a women wants to split a dinner
check," he said.
When you are thinking about choosing the right man, understand that
because the world system often distorts the kind of man God wants men
to be. Women nowadays do have some difficult choices to make in
trying to find the right kind of man. But as I said last week, there
are those kind of men around, and if ...
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