The Art of Manliness

Art of Manliness

What is Honor? 

For a while now, moms have been asking us if there could be some type of boy version of the popular ‘Girl Talk’ club or some sort of bible study for boys. We mentioned the idea of starting a club like this to the boys and they seemed interested. The start of the year has been quite full of activities. We noticed yesterday October 2 was a date with no football game – seemed like an opportunity.

The ‘Art of Manliness’ met Friday, October 2 from 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. in the MSAB. 8th Grade boys only. We had fellowship for the first few minutes while we enjoy manly snacks like Dr. Pepper and bacon (sounds like an odd combination, but we’re going with it).

Art of Manliness AOM1 For the agenda, Mr. McCloud shared a brief message about Honor. What does honor mean? How and when is honor given (horizontally and vertically)? What does the bible say about honor? After the message, the ‘men’ engaged in whole group and paired discussion questions. We want the boys to understand the concept, then brainstorm applications of honor in their daily lives.

We watched a brief video by Craig Groeschel about Honor.


We ended the meeting with a pick up game of ultimate frisbee in the Friday afternoon drizzle.AOM4

The club is called the Art of Manliness because a) we wanted an exciting name (nothing boring like ‘Boy Talk’ or ‘Bible Study’) and b) part of the purpose of the club is to help the 8th grade boys grow up into Godly men. We are celebrating all things manly – within the context of how the bible views manliness rather than how the ‘world’ views manliness.AOM3

We are approaching this very organically. We do not have any future dates set at this time. We’re offering it up and seeing if the boys are interested. Thank you to the enthusiastic support of our devoted moms providing the drinks and bacon. We welcome any support!AOM2

“‘Honor your father and your mother, as the Lord your God commanded you, that your days may be long, and that it may go well with you in the land that the Lord your God is giving you. Deuteronomy 5:16


Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance…Colossians 3:23-24

Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart. – Psalm 37:4 

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