Crying gets a bad rap.
I used to tease my father for crying – and then I became a parent. Suddenly, my tears fell at the drop of a hat – a new milestone reached, a sweet word shared. Reliving an experience I’d treasured as a child, but this time as the parent, especially caught me by surprise. (Why am I crying at the Children’s Symphony?)
Tears of a mother may not be so unusual, but men and boys constantly hear the message that crying is weak, babyish, and for losers.
I think our Biblical Joseph proves otherwise, and examining his tears might empower our boys and men to reclaim their... Read More