To all of my faithful blog readers (both of you), I apologize for my long absence. I’ve been out of town and out of sorts.
But it’s been pretty quiet around here for a little too long, so I need to get something posted. You know, to keep the people happy. Something like that …
I tend to read and focus a lot these days on issues of being a good hubby and good father. Today I’m just sharing a few things I found recently that will perhaps be meaningful to others. And hopefully will challenge all of us males to act like a man—not just smell like one!
Real Men are a dying breed.
Boys play house. Men build homes.
Boys shack up. Men get married.
Boys make babies. Men raise children.
A boy won’t raise his own children. A man will raise his and someone else’s.
Boys look for someone to take care of them. Men look for someone to take care of.
Boys seek popularity. Men seek respect and know how to give respect.
Some Troubling Stats About Males in Society:
(original source: cnn.com, 10/4/11)
Statistics show that men are taking a less active positive role in society than they did 40-50 years ago.
Since 1950, the number of non-working men (unemployed, imprisoned or disabled) has increased from 5% to 20%.
The number of fatherless children has increased from 11% in 1970 to 27% in 2010, and there is a total of 40% of births now being outside of marriage.
The religious interest of men has also dropped with only 39% of men attending church regularly.
Adult males spend more time playing video games than male teens! Men aged 18-34 years spend more time playing video games daily than typical males aged 12-17 years.