Five Aspects of Masculinity for Young Men
This course is designed for high school boys, but can also stretch down to the mature junior high boy, and up to the unmarried college man who wants a streamlined introduction to the Aspects material. The youth aspects are the same as for the Five Aspects of Man, but are presented with emphasis on a boy's passage from a dependent to a decision maker, provider, and protector; from a young fool to a wise man, and from a follower to a leader, representing God and His masculine roles. The Five Aspects of Man puts more emphasis on mature life work, marriage, and fatherhood.
An older student could undertake this study on his own. Ideally, young students would be led by a mature male teacher who has studied the Five Aspects of Man.
The workbook includes 20 lessons with scripture-study assignments and questions. The workbook is a free-standing course without audio supplements. A leader’s guide is also available including answers to study questions, suggestions for leading the class, and supplemental appendices.
I hope you are excited about being a man. You are unique; your path through life will be unlike any other. Yet, God has not left you to “make it up as you go along,” as far as your masculinity are concerned. To reach the true foundations of genuine masculinity, we must turn to the masculine Father God of the Bible, and to His only-begotten Son, Jesus Christ, who more than anyone else in history has set the standard for manliness. God has provided us a pattern for masculinity in the Bible, especially in the lives of great saints of the Old and New Testaments, and particularly in the life and mission of His Son Jesus of Nazareth.
This course is organized around five great pillar truths from Scripture which tell us what masculinity is from God’s viewpoint. We have named these aspects of masculinity Lord of the Earth, Husbandman, Savior, Sage, and Glory of God. We study each aspect three times. First, we examine what God created this aspect to be. Second, we study the ways in which sin breaks and perverts this part of masculinity. Third, we see how Christ restores this aspect through His saving work.
- Bill Mouser