I added a fabulous link yesterday to the always entertaining blog "The Art of Manliness." For any of you out there who are men, are married to a man, are dating a man, or are just a fan of masculinity in general... you need to be reading this. It's hilarious, it's counter-cultural, and it's filled with truth.
The truth being that real masculinity - the desire to provide and protect and to sacrifice for a greater good, to extend beyond one's self - is alive and well.
Authentic, God-given masculinity is one of the most beautiful and powerful reminders of God's love and of His nature. After all, the God we knew as the Carpenter in Nazareth was rugged, hardworking, self sacrificing, uncomplaining, unselfish... and deeply masculine in his human lifetime.
The site exists, I surmise, to encourage men in the pursuit of masculine ideals, as well as to promote (often times tongue in cheek) masculinity to the culture at large. A culture that is largely, well, hostile to the idea of men being (gasp!) men.
It follows that a world bent on gender-norming and sexual sameness would take offense to the concept of promoting manliness as an art form. So do something radical and go check it out, and encourage the men in your life in their pursuit of the finer things.