Monday, 9 January 2012

Marks of Manhood

When does a boy become a man? The confirmation to this question must go further than biology and age. The Bible defines manhood as a functioning reality, carried out by a man fulfilling his rolls in  leadership and responsibility. Dr. Albert Mohler suggests thirteen "Marks of Manhood" continuously revolving around maturity and spiritual growth. 

1. Spiritual maturity sufficient to lead a wife and children. 
2. Personal maturity sufficient to be a responsible husband and father.
3. Economic maturity sufficient to hold an adult job and handle money.
4. Physical maturity sufficient to work and protect a family.
5. Sexual maturity sufficient to marry and fulfill God's purposes.
6. Moral maturity sufficient to lead as an example of righteousness.
7. Ethical maturity sufficient to make responsible decisions.
8. Worldview maturity sufficient to understand what is really important.
9. Relational maturity sufficient to understand and respect others.
10. Social maturity sufficient to make a contribution to society.
11. Verbal maturity sufficient to communicate and articulate as a man.
12. Character maturity sufficient to demonstrate courage under fire.
13. Biblical maturity sufficient to lead at some level in the church.
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  1. Thanks for this post! I'm going to save it for my brothers when they get a little older. :)

    Home is Beautiful

    ps- you sent me an email earlier today, and I tried to respond, but it says it didn't go through. I also tried to contact you via ur blogger profile, but that wasn't working as well. Do you have another email address I can send my email to?

  2. I love Dr. Mohler's sermons so much! I actually got the chance to meet him at Boyce College & the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary this past spring break at a conference there...he spoke a few times & I was absolutely blown away...loved it. Keep blogging & I'll keep reading! Thanks so much!

  3. Those are good points. And true. These things need to be made known and out ot there to help young men, more than they already are. Good for you girlie!