Traits & Disciplines of a Real Man

Humility 

Don’t be selfish!  Don’t try to impress others! Be humble & think of others and take an interest in them too. 

Kindness

Be Patient, Understanding, Wise, Loving, faithful, and Kind. 

Forgiveness

Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others. 

Love

We know & believe that God loves us. Show that Sincere love to others.   

Always treat people with respect & integrity

A real man doesn’t trash talk or bad mouth other people.  A real man finds no value in tearing down other people. He realizes these people are not much different from himself. He also realizes God is not glorified in the tearing down of others.  Honor and Respect the feelings of others, especially the dignity of women.

Don’t talk about the failures and downfalls of others

A real man builds up others because he is confident in himself.  Honor others and make them feel important.

Work hard, but never chase a paycheck

A real man is not lazy! Work hard, but never allow the almighty dollar to be the purpose – work hard for the Lord. Don’t have a life with no greater purpose than to lust after a large bank account at the expense of family and God – that’s a wasted life. Work hard, but also rest hard, play hard, be present, and nurture your relationships.  Family, Friends, and God come first.

Be in control of yourself

If someone or something else can force you to react, you are not in control of yourself and that is dangerous! Do not be controlled by emotions or others. This is true strength that comes from God & from within.

Find your strength in the Lord

Don’t look to the world for your identity or sense of worth. God is the only source of lasting strength – use this strength to lead your family, run your business, & interact with others in ways that glorify God.

Celebrate the successes of others

If you can’t then something is wrong. Celebrate with others when something positive happens in their life.  Work hard and compete hard, but there is more than one seat at the table of life, be confident with your own abilities and talents, pull up a chair, and let others sit down. 

Honesty

Be consistently honest & ethical regardless of how big or small the decision or if anyone will ever know the outcome.  Don’t cheat, cut corners, or make unethical business decisions. Don’t live for others or for the cares of this world – live for God and don’t sacrifice honesty & integrity even if it costs you a job, money, or anything else.  Be consistent, don’t compromise, and be dedicated to the Lord.