Manhood Is Not Natural by Glenn T. Stanton

2018 Conference Talk

Manhood Is Not Natural

Why It's in Bad Shape & How to Recover It

by Glenn T. Stanton

Few would disagree that manhood is in crisis today. Men are falling behind women in many extremely important measures of personal and social well-being. This is well documented in books like Hannah Rosin's bluntly titled The End of Men. In deeply consequential ways, men have become the weaker sex. Bean-pole weak.

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Glenn T. Stanton is the director of Family Formation Studies at Focus on the Family. He debates and lectures extensively on the issues of gender, sexuality, marriage, and parenting at universities and churches around the world. He is the author of nine books, most recently: The Myth of the Dying Church: How Christianity Is Actually Thriving in America and the World, due out in June 2019.


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