5 Ways to Forfeit Your Man Card

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2) Crying in public under most circumstances

There was a time when I would have just left this at "crying in public," but once someone reminded me that "Jesus wept," that didn't seem fair. After all, Jesus was much more of a man's man than people generally give him credit for being. He was a powerful leader of men who took on the religious order of the day because it was the right thing to do. He confronted Satan face to face, turned over the money changers’ tables in the temple, and was willing to allow himself to be sacrificed in the most horrible manner possible because that's what it took to save the people he cared about. That's power, quiet strength, and manhood personified.

All that being said, Jesus wept in sympathy for Lazarus, a good man who had died badly. So, can you get a pass for weeping at a funeral? Sure. But keep in mind that Jesus didn't weep because someone said something mean to him or because he had a bad day. It's okay for women to cry over things like that. Men, on the other hand, aren't supposed to cry over Mickey Mouse issues. If you do, it better be in private, at home. It's a man's job to be a rock, and rocks don't cry.