Are Men Being Betrayed or Portrayed?

Kyle Reed // @kylereed

I had a corrective text #fail yesterday. Thats when you try and type something on your iPhone and it corrects it to something completely different in what you originally meant to say.

I said this:

I meant to say, “portrayed” but it came out as “betrayed” (don’t ask me how that happened). My friend Paul picked up on the slip, but also made a great point.

This is what he said:


As much as it annoys me that men are portrayed as caring more about the coolness of their beverage then their wife or girlfriend, there might be a bigger point here.

Are men in America being betrayed by the way they are portrayed by hollywood?

Mark Driscoll has always been considered a mans man (argument aside as to what you think about his MMA love and fighting). He has openly and publicly said he goes after men because he believes that men are the key to the family. I could not agree more with his sentiments and approach to ministering to his local community.

Lets face it, guys do not have the greatest reputation nor do they embody the character of Christ all the time. I got my theories as to why (can someone say mentors) but I am curious to hear your thoughts.

Are men in America being betrayed by the characters on Television?

or

Is the Portrayal correct?

*kyle

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I create websites, conversations, and ideas. Advocate for the 20 somethings. Looking to connect everyone to a mentor. Married to my best friend, Ginny. I like my coffee black and my dog Jack. I currently live in Nashville and work at Sony Music/Provident in Nashville
  • @realpb

    woohoo! i’m famous!

    but seriously, i appreciate the reminder that we need to watch television with a critical eye, and not be duped by the cheap tricks that are used to sell products.
    yes, i think we are being BETRAYED, but that’s nothing new… we need to be vigilant about protecting how we look at our own manhood… and then teaching our children, talking with our male friends, etc.

    • http://thoughtsaboutnothing.com Kyle Reed

      Your beyond famous :)

      I think you are dead right, teach our children and future generations. The ball has been dropped for a while now, its time to step up and lead the next generation.

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  • http://www.benlemery.com Ben

    I sometimes wonder if certain men in the church are hijacking what a male should look like. Mark Driscoll certainly would be the jock on a high school team but what about the drama club guys?

    It seems like when “Wild at Heart” came out that we suddenly thought that men had become feminized and they needed to watch more football to put some hair on their chest.

    Mentoring is definitely a key part of it but accepting a man for who they are is key in seeing their identity solely built on a good Godly foundation.

    Anyway, just a thought.

  • http://www.tabithas-eam.com Kelly@Tabithas-Team

    Yes. Absolutley. Men are “betrayed” on TV, in schools, in everyday life and conversation. I recently read a blog about this and it was pointed out that although a lot of people like to quote Paul in saying that there is no longer “male or female,” that verse is rarely used to defend a man.

    • http://thoughtsaboutnothing.com Kyle Reed

      hmmm, i hadn’t thought about that.

  • http://www.tabithas-eam.com Kelly@Tabithas-Team

    Yes. Absolutley. Men are “betrayed” on TV, in schools, in everyday life and conversation. I recently read a blog about this and it was pointed out that although a lot of people like to quote Paul in saying that there is no longer “male or female,” that verse is rarely used to defend a man.