Men in Church

I am going to get straight to the point no chaser.  As a young man I struggle with being the man of God that I am suppose to be.  I have always felt that men deep in faith were soft and deceiving.  I think I need to explain myself.  I am not saying that if you believe in God you are soft and deceiving.  I am saying the guys that are deep in church, (organized religion) I have always seen as soft (preachers, ministers, choir directors, ect…). 

I know that I need to be the man that God wants me to be in faith.  I believe in God and I believe he is ahead of my life.  I really cannot answer the question of where it comes from.  It is not like I do not know strong men in church.  Maybe I feel that you should be a certain age before you get deep in the church.  I really need to do better.  I want to do better.  This is a day to day walk for me.  As a man I know that I need help.  A lot of the things I write about because I struggle with them as well!  Does anyone else struggle with becoming more involved with church as a man or a woman?  Do you find this same mindset in other young men?  I cannot remember the last time I went to church and there were more men than women.  When I go to church I tend to sit in the back and leave right after the word is finished. 

Pray for me. 

Remember to keep it GC,

Counselor Dave

4 thoughts on “Men in Church

  1. HHHHMMMMMMMMM you are right this is very different. Let me think for a second here. I can honestly say I have never thought this way before. But then again I have when I was younger. Being called a church boy was one of the ultimate insults that you could give someone. This does not stop me from getting closer with God. For me it is just that I honestly do not believe that I do not need to go to church everyday to be in touch with the Lord. I go to church as well too but I can not say I go every Sunday. I need to do better man, I can honestly say I am lost for words with this topic.

  2. Man I don’t know why there aren’t more men in church. I think it is a trust factor. We are not going to be led by someone we do not trust. There is a lot of things going on in church ppl are not pleased with. We can not judge ppl because we do not want to be judged but we have to all do better.

  3. Unfortunately this goes along with the culture of certain groups of men. It is perceived as “soft” to acknowledge your love, weather that be to a women, parent or another man (brother, father, friend). Many men are living in a flux of “indentity crisis”. Some men are unsure of themselves or unsure of their walk. They subconsciously fear positive emotion because they believe it shows softening and feminine charterstics. The opposite sex also helps reinforce these attirbutes. The counsel spoke on women wanting “a little thug” in their man. Which sounds utterly ridiculas to some; But is understandable as to how a “want” of this taste would grow and fruitate. Lets not confuse the physical building of church; with that of Church as in “the body of Christ”. Church should be within you at all times, because “you” are the church. This brings us to the point that we are all imperfect and are all sinners. So their are sinners in “The Church”. This is why we repent to The Lord, Jesus Christ, who died for our sins and delivered us through his blood. To be saved, you are “The Church”….should not wait for a certain age for that.

    It is ironic that you speak of the epedimic of more women being in the church. This is Similar to the epidemic of more women finishing high school, more women finishing college and more women being the breadwinner in the household, in-turn assuming (tho falsely) the office of leadership in the household. So a house where spiritual leaders are nurtured, conditioned, equipped and trained is also lacking male occupants……What do we execpt the results to be?

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