What It Means to Be a Man
Bread-winner. Bear-hunter. Artist. Leader. Father. Husband. Son.
Men are confronted with dozens of expectations on who they are supposed to be and what role they should be filling. By looking at history, the clichés of manhood, and what intimacy with God looks like—this short book will offer up hope and a new perspective for men (and women) to rethink what it means to be a man in today’s culture.
Counselor and pastor Rhett Smith works through the tough aspects of defining masculinity such as:
- Can we look up to role models without following their flaws?
- Is it possible to strike a balance between passivity and aggression?
- How can we take care of others without neglecting ourselves?
When Christ calls us to follow Him, He paves a path that is different than our cultural expectations, a path that leads us to a relationship with Him and to true knowledge of what it means to be a man.
Praise for What It Means to Be a Man
Being a man in contemporary culture can be extremely confusing. Rhett Smith brings light to the subject in, What It Means to Be a Man. I highly recommend it.
Gary Chapman, author of The 5 Love Languages
This book moves beyond the rah-rah Braveheart masculinity…I know plenty of boys who need to become men and this book will help.
Sean McGever, Area Director at YoungLife
The small group guide alone is worth the price of the book.
Dale Fincher, author and president of Soulation
Rhett Smith is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in private practice at Auxano Counseling in Plano, TX as well as a staff therapist at The Hideaway Experience marriage intensive in Amarillo, TX. Rhett loves coming alongside people at the various stages in their life in order to help them best navigate some of the issues they may be experiencing such as depression, anxiety, marital issues, grief and more.
Rhett lives in McKinney, TX with his wife Heather and their two kids. You can read more about the work Rhett does at www.rhettsmithcounseling.com as well as reading more of his writing at www.rhettsmith.com. Find Rhett on Twitter @Rhetter.