Much of our problem with crossdressing and transgenderism I think has stemmed from confusion between what it means to be men or women, as well as feeling like we do not fit the stereotypes of our culture about what it means to be men or women. Some of us grew up learning to hate masculinity and being men. Some of us convinced ourselves that we should have been born women. Amidst all of this pain and confusion, I believe a big part of our recovery is learning what it really means to be a man (or a woman for those women who struggle with transgender feelings), and learning to embrace ourselves and our bodies for who we are even if we do not conform to all of society’s gender stereotypes. So here are some articles on the subject I found helpful or interesting:
Rejecting the type of masculinity exemplified by President Trump, and talking about other better examples from the author’s life.
We find our definition of manhood from God.
The article says that we should not want mindless submission from our wives, but want them full of intelligence. Both husband and wife submit to Christ. Husbands should seek out the wisdom and desires of the wife. Headship is about leading, protecting, and providing, in general having a sense of “benevolent responsibility.”
How today’s boys are living lives of fantasy – pornography and video games – instead of living real life.
Muscular Christianity may be rejected, but the Christian life is one of war and struggle, against Satan, sin, and injustice.