First become the vessel God needs you to be to receive His blessing.
Many religions no longer feed the masculine soul of a man. Why? Because the shift toward single moms and grandparents raising their progeny has tilted the church’s focus toward our wonderful sisters.
It wasn’t their choice—it was our absence.
Having to explain what you did, why you did it and how it is that you now have peace because of what you did placed the relationship in a bind, but friendship reset the balance.
See, we’ve not progressed too far beyond that fateful day when mankind fell because of temptation. We’re disobedient and willful. Of course, God allows us free will so that we do have a choice. Otherwise, how could we actually show love if we didn’t have the choice to not show love?
Of course, jobs and families play a role, but we, men still see ourselves as singular in nature and without a need for close bonds or the intimacy of friendship.
What makes us a good man, or a better man than who we were, is our pursuit of the example of the best man. Our Father is the ultimate alpha male.
We shouldn’t worry what others whisper about us as we approach. We should worry if they don’t even know we’re Believers in Christ.