For men, obviously. This is similar to the line of banning female commenters.
- As a man you should rarely read womens’ blogs, if at all.
- If you do read any, you should almost never comment.
What I see tend to see is that men who need to grow in masculinity read womens’ blogs is that they get very complacent with their own growth. In addition, what usually ends up happening is that any discourse usually devolves into the blame game or patting on the back which wastes valuable time that could be spent elsewhere.
On the other hand, some men get set off track and end up holding said women as ‘paragons of virtue’ when they are simply women who have the nature of women and make mistakes too. Married men often become discontented in their own marriage at this, and it sets up unrealistic expectations for single men looking to be married.
Proverbs 27:17 Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.
Both Hebrew words used for man and friend refer to males. The analogy is thus like sharpens like. Iron sharpens iron. Men sharpen men.
If you want to grow as a man, you need to learn from men. Womens’ blogs can give insight into how they react to different things and their concerns, but that does not give an accurate solution. Men need to learn from men about how to lead women. That’s why a quality of leadership in the Church is men who rule their households well.
1 Timothy 3:1 It is a trustworthy statement: if any man aspires to the office of [a]overseer, it is a fine work he desires to do. 2 [b]An overseer, then, must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, temperate, prudent, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, 3 not addicted to wine [c]or pugnacious, but gentle, peaceable, free from the love of money. 4 He must be one who manages his own household well, keeping his children under control with all dignity 5 (but if a man does not know how to manage his own household, how will he take care of the church of God?), 6 and not a new convert, so that he will not become conceited and fall into the condemnation [d]incurred by the devil. 7 And he must have a good reputation with those outside the church, so that he will not fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.
8 Deacons likewise must be men of dignity, not [e]double-tongued, [f]or addicted to much wine [g]or fond of sordid gain, 9 but holding to the mystery of the faith with a clear conscience. 10 These men must also first be tested; then let them serve as deacons if they are beyond reproach. 11 [h]Women must likewise be dignified, not malicious gossips, but temperate, faithful in all things. 12 Deacons must be husbands of only one wife, and [i]good managers of their children and their own households. 13 For those who have served well as deacons obtain for themselves a [j]high standing and great confidence in the faith that is in Christ Jesus.
If you’re a man that needs to learn how to grow into manhood don’t read womens’ blogs. Learn from men who rule their households well about the nature of women.
Notes: Moose had a couple posts recently relating somehwat to this. One. Two.
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Yeah, good point. Half the time, women’s articles will be like “How to make your woman feel good”.
Yeah, I think that’s the ‘principle of attraction’ in self-help circles or parlance. The idea is, who you want to be is partly determined by who you spend your time with. As it says in proverbs, he who walks with the wise, will himself become wise. But at the same time, I’m also up for gaining insight from a variety of people and would agree that it couldn’t hurt to read what other people say for food for thought.
Also, you might find this video thought-stimulating.
Sound advice for the reasons given and more.
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Yep, although it’s very difficult for men who are trying to grow. They get easily distracted by other women and/or fall into a lull very easily
And yes, I’ve seen that marriage video. The MGTOWs got to it pretty fast which is why the comments are quite amusing.
@Deepstrength, did you happen to see this today? What a strange world we live in…
That type of stuff is going to be the norm in the future.
People will still claim you can be Christian and do “X” where “X” is something the Scripture explicitly prohibits.
Seems to be more and more common. Love your blog by the way, glad I found it. Thanks for all the hard work you’ve done here!
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