On today’s Equipping You in Grace show, Dave talks with Nancy Pearcey about how men are under attack in secular culture and media and how Christians should respond, how Christian men should deal with their emotions, fathers and their role with sons, dealing with abuse in the church, and her new book, The Toxic War on Masculinity: How Christianity Reconciles the Sexes (Baker Books, 2023).

What you’ll hear in this episode

  • How men are under attack by our secular culture and secular media and how Christians should respond.
  • Why Christians are against abuse of any kind.
  • How men are torn between two competing scripts, the secular and the biblical today.
  • Why Christian men who are faithful in their church attendance have the lowest levels of abuse and divorce.
  • What specific repentance and confession look like in marriage and our relationships with one another.
  • What biblical manhood and biblical courage looks like in our home, church, and society.
  • How biblical men deal with their emotions.
  • The history of the idea of toxic masculinity and the long-term strategy for preventing toxic masculinity.
  • Why Christians fathers investing in their sons is so vital.
  • Practical steps fathers can take to be more involved with their sons and daughters.
  • How local churches can respond more effectively to abuse in Christian homes.

About the Guest

Nancy Pearcey is the author of The Toxic War on Masculinity: How Christianity Reconciles the Sexes, as well as Love Thy Body, The Soul of ScienceSaving LeonardoFinding Truth, and Total Truth. She is professor and scholar in residence at Houston Christian University. She has been quoted in The New Yorker and Newsweek, highlighted as one of the five top women apologists by Christianity Today, and hailed in The Economist as “America’s pre-eminent evangelical Protestant female intellectual.”

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