When Christians Resort to Lazy Gender Stereotypes, Both Women and Men Suffer
"Many men’s ministries are defined by their “tough guy” vibe, using war and combat imagery that doesn’t lend itself to emotional honesty. This is a broader cultural attitude, but instead of challenging that attitude, Christians cater to it. We coddle harmful assumptions about emotions and relationships instead of calling everyone in our churches and ministries to truer, better, healthier understandings of both. We forget that the Church’s role is not to baptize toxic masculinity, but rather, to redeem true masculinity."