On behalf of other younger men, with humility and boldness, we plead with our older brothers for five things. Young men need to hear, “Everything’s going to be okay.” Most days we’re pretty sure our lives are an utter failure, a disaster zone even. You pray, “From my youth you have taught me,” and, “Even to old age and gray hairs, O God, do not forsake me, until I proclaim your might to another generation, your power to all those to come” (Psalm –18).
Young men are often asking of older men, “Do you care about me? ” We can watch You Tube videos for advice, wisdom, and inspiration for life’s complexities. Now, for every gray hair, we want one story of God’s faithfulness, one lesson from years of learning God and his world. Was there a time when you had that same life experience? We need to hear, “God is faithful in that situation, because I’ve seen it — I have involved in this tragic world — in a young man’s tragic life — because sometimes we’re not so sure.
To her shock and bemusement, there was a new term to describe what she had been doing most of her life — dating younger men.
With Christian blogs today, we can access answers to most every life question without even picking up the phone. It’s hard for most Christians to spend time alone with God.
We should still ask you, but we don’t need older men mainly because they’re smarter. For you to take time with the Father — with Father — to intercede for us, to pray for our good, and to ask for wisdom for us, means more than you know. Take those ten or fifteen years you have on us and do with them in prayer what we haven’t learned to do yet as unskilled, inexperienced, and scared younger men. We’re not your peers, so don’t measure yourself against us.
Man B: No, but the attraction has always been there. Man A: I like how mature they can be when handling serious situations, but also how playful and youthful they are.
Fifteen years ago, I was running an ad agency, and we were asked to pitch for an online dating site.