Al Mohler has written an excellent article on what biblical manhood looks like.  I’ve summarized his main points below.

  1. SPIRITUAL MATURITY SUFFICIENT TO LEAD A WIFE AND CHILDREN
  2. PERSONAL MATURITY SUFFICIENT TO BE A RESPONSIBLE HUSBAND AND FATHER
  3. ECONOMIC MATURITY SUFFICIENT TO HOLD AN ADULT JOB AND HANDLE MONEY
  4. PHYSICAL MATURITY SUFFICIENT TO WORK AND PROTECT A FAMILY
  5. SEXUAL MATURITY SUFFICIENT TO MARRY AND FULFILL GOD’S PURPOSES
  6. MORAL MATURITY SUFFICIENT TO LEAD AS EXAMPLE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS
  7. ETHICAL MATURITY SUFFICIENT TO MAKE RESPONSIBLE DECISIONS
  8. WORLDVIEW MATURITY SUFFICIENT TO UNDERSTAND WHAT IS REALLY IMPORTANT
  9. RELATIONAL MATURITY SUFFICIENT TO UNDERSTAND AND RESPECT OTHERS
  10. SOCIAL MATURITY SUFFICIENT TO MAKE A CONTRIBUTION TO SOCIETY
  11. VERBAL MATURITY SUFFICIENT TO COMMUNICATE AND ARTICULATE AS A MAN
  12. CHARACTER MATURITY SUFFICIENT TO DEMONSTRATE COURAGE UNDER FIRE
  13. BIBLICAL MATURITY SUFFICIENT TO LEAD AT SOME LEVEL IN THE CHURCH