The Bible on Men
The relationship between God and men was tumultuous from the start. The first three men mentioned in Genesis are Adam, who is cast from Eden after eating fruit from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, Cain, and his brother and victim Abel, the elder sons of Adam and Eve.
The New Testament states that "For a man indeed ought not to cover his head as he is the image and glory of God: but the woman is the glory of the man." This particularly relates to the idea that women's heads should, unlike those of men, be covered when in church (verse 13). The context is, that while it is shameful for men to have long hair (verse 14), when "a woman has long hair it is is "a glory to her" (verse 15) .
Dr. Joseph Nicolosi wrote:
Increasingly today, we are abandoning support of our boys’ formation of masculine identity; particularly the support needed from the parents. For the boy, the father is most significant in the identification process. If he is warm and receptive and inviting, the boy will disidentify with mother and bond with father to fulfill his natural masculine strings. If the father is cold, detached, harsh, or even simply disinterested, the boy may reach out, but eventually will feel hurt and discouraged and surrender his natural masculine strivings, returning to his mother.
- ... the energy, competitiveness, and corporal daring of normal, decent males is responsible for much of what is right in the world.
- Genesis 1:26-31
- I Corinthians 11:7
- Nicolosi, Joseph, Gay as Self-Reinvention Narth Bulletin, December 1997.
- That's My Son, book by Christina Hoff Sommers