I want to dedicate this entry to my cousins who are already a dad, to the husbands of my cousins, and to my dad. They still exhibit the Honest-to-Goodness qualities. I’m grateful for their presence in our lives.
He who pursues righteousness and loyalty finds life, righteousness and honor. –PROVERBS 21:21
I’m concerned about a vanishing masculinity that was once in abundance. I mean honest-to-goodness men who are distinctly that—discerning, decisive, strong-hearted men who know where they are going and are confident enough in themselves (and their God) to get there. They aren’t afraid to take the lead, to stand tall and firm in their principles even when the going gets rough.
Such qualities not only inspire the respect of women, they engender healthy admiration among younger men and boys who hunger for heroes. We need… more clear-thinking, hard-working, straight-talking men who, while tender, thoughtful, and loving, don’t feel the need to ask permission for taking charge. I’m convinced that most single ladies would love to have men like that to spend time with…and most wives long to have men like that to share life with. Children especially like having dads like that.
(Taken from Charles Swindoll’s Widsom for the way).