Monday, November 15, 2010

Is The Traditional Male an Endangered Species

I have lived long enough to recognize the massive changes that have and are taking place with men. I have lived long enough to see why News Week Magazine ran it’s feature article for September 27, 2010 entitled “The Traditional Male is an Endangered Species”. I, like many of you am a traditional male and I want you to join me in preventing our extinction. I recently read Dr. Larry Crabb’s book, “The Silence of Adam” which lays out for us Adam’s failure to Man-up. We have been in decline ever since.

Our current decline can be captured with one statistic. During the three decades between 1960 and 1990 the number of children living apart from their biological fathers doubled from 17 to 36 percent.Today some studies have it at over 50 percent. This means fewer and fewer boys are growing up with a masculine influence in their lives. This can not and has not led to great male leadership. The number of instances of molestation, homosexuality and pornography are raging out of control. Boys growing up fatherless and without that distinct masculine influence in their lives are of course, not the only component but, it is surely one of the major factors.

Let me close this post with a couple of questions:
1- What do you think?
2- Are Mens Retreats or Conferences helpful?
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