A Real Man is…

These are some of the things that come to mind when I think about what a “real man” is to me. There are a lot of misconceptions out there on what it means to be a “man” in my opinion.

Some people might disagree and that’s OK. I’d actually love to hear some feedback, especially if you disagree.

Anyway, here it goes:

A real man makes an effort not to be selfish in his actions.

A real man is a servant to his family and puts them first.

A real man isn’t one who is hard as a rock and unapproachable.

A real man lets himself be vulnerable to his wife and kids and shows his heart to them.

A real man rejects passivity. Instead he steps into the role of making the tough decisions.

A real man asks for help when he needs it.

A real man takes care of business, no matter how big or small.

A real man listens.

A real man treats women with kindness and respect, honoring and cherishing them.

A real man doesn’t let his pride rule out the possibility of doing wrong or being wrong.

A real man values the opinions of those he cares about and weighs them carefully especially when faced with trials.

A real man has a relationship with God, the father, looking to Him for strength and wisdom.

A real man doesn’t let fear win but steps into it courageously to do what’s right anyway. (I believe you can be afraid and choose courage anyway)

A real man remains faithful.

A real man keeps his word. His word is his bond.

A real man follows the golden rule that says he treats others the way he wants to be treated.

A real man can be assertive but is never aggressive. He doesn’t use his power to get his way or to harm but sticks up for what’s right and protects others.

A real man is teachable. He allows himself to be humble enough to receive feedback openly.

What other characteristics does a real man have to you?

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