I don't shut up, I grow up, and when I look at you, I throw up.
"John Quincy Adams was an ambassador by the age of fourteen. Today we consider men adolescents for whom living at home and being taken care of by their parents is acceptable well into their twenties. Men used to marry in their teens; now they wonder if they are ready in their thirties. We have an epidemic of immature men in our culture. We are simply taking too long to turn boys into men. Our forefathers may have died younger, but they lived longer in the process."Part of the problem is a lack of intentionality on training boys to become men. Let's try to make some more of them.
~ Voddie Baucham, Jr, What He Must Be ... if he wants to marry my daughter, 203. (emphasis mine)
Part of the problem is a lack of quality roles models for men. So, we ask ...
- Q: What should a man look like?
- A: Isn't that what makes a man?
cf. Voddie's characteristics of an eligible man.