Examples Of Masculinity In John Eldredge's Wild At Heart

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If someone asked you what it means to be a man, what would you say? Would you give an example of a person you think is manly like William Wallace? Or would give definitions like strong, courageous, loving, and adventurous? There are countless examples of what people think it means to be a man. God specifically created a man to be manly. But, what does it mean to be a true man? This is the critical question many men ask themselves today. If they don’t know what it means to be a man, how can men truly live? Now, we shall explore the realms of masculinity and discover the secrets of men.
In the book, Wild at Heart by John Eldredge, he says, “but in the heart of every man is a desperate desire for a battle to fight, an adventure to live, and a beauty to rescue (Eldredge 9).” If a man does not experience these things, he will feel a type of emptiness in his heart. He will be eager to figure what is missing in his life. Many times this will lead men into sin because they think Earthly things will fill their emptiness. Other times this leads men into different hobbies that sometimes are the right things they need. Men need to find a passion or else they will live their whole life trying to figure out their meaning. But what does John …show more content…

At least, most of it lies here. It would take many more pages to explain every little detail about masculinity but these are the main points. The rest of what it means to be a man lies in the heart of a man. From the ideas of John Eldredge to the archetypes from Moore and Gillette, there is one thing in common. A man needs to find himself. He needs to know what his passions are. He must be adventurous and fight the right fights. He must have control over his life. If he lacks just one thing, there is emptiness in his heart and a longing to fill that emptiness. This is what leads men onto the wrong path to masculinity. Once you find your heart, you have reached the true masculinity that God

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