What is true manhood?

David Stevens, C.S.B.

David says he's had male role models in his father, coaches, teachers, professors who have helped illustrate manhood for him, but has also found his heroes in the Bible–among them Daniel, Joseph, and Christ Jesus. In responding to the many diverse and thoughtful questions asked by site visitors, he says our real need is to have a model of what real manhood is and to gain the view that Christ Jesus had–to look beyond the image of rebellious or destructive behavior to man (and woman) as the image and likeness of God. We're by design made to be that likeness.

Among many topics covered are how to deal with sensuality, pride, arrogance, trouble in the workplace, abuse; what it takes to have lasting and loving relationships; manliness and sports; ways to navigate changes in the roles of men and women; and how to get beyond regrets for past behavior.

The transcribed text has been edited for clarity.

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