What Kind Of Guy Culture Tells Us To Be And Why Ryan Gosling Isn’t That Great

Great Friend, and incredible post! Such wisdom from this young man, and I am blessed to call him a brother in Christ!

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I’ve narrowed it down to three different types of guys our culture predominantly tells us we should be like.

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The Prolonged Adolescent: The Hangover

The prolonged adolescent is depicted very well in the movie, The Hangover. This guy is, according to Mark Driscoll, “A boy that can shave.” He is a man that is trying to prolong taking responsibility as long as possible so that he can remain young and have fun. Historically, there’s always been two stages in a man’s life; childhood and manhood. This had nothing to do with physical shape. It had to do with responsibility. Paul said in 1 Corinthians 13:11, “When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up childish ways.” In today’s culture there is this middle stage of life between being a child and…

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