It's a Guy's Life!


In a sermon about the family called “Looking Back on Things That Matter,” which aired in February 2010 as part of the Family Matters series, Chuck Swindoll read a list of great reasons for being a man. Here is a sample of that list. And speaking as a woman, I think you guys are fantastic. Enjoy.

Great Things about Being a Man

  1. You don’t have to go to the bathroom with a support group.
  2. Whole conversations are over in 30 seconds flat.
  3. You know stuff about tanks.
  4. You can kill your own food.
  5. Wedding plans take care of themselves.
  6. You can quietly enjoy a car ride from the passenger seat.
  7. You don’t have to clean up your apartment just because the meter reader is coming.
  8. You can watch TV for hours with your buddy and never wonder if he’s mad at you.
  9. Your underwear is $10.00 for a three-pack.
  10. Gray hair and wrinkles only add character.
  11. You can stop by your buddy’s house without having to bring a little gift.
  12. If another guy shows up at the party wearing the same suit, you might become lifelong friends.
  13. You seldom have strap problems in public.
  14. Your belly usually covers your hips.
  15. One outfit, one wallet, one pair of shoes, one color for all seasons
  16. A few belches are expected and tolerated.
  17. You can do your nails with a pocket knife.
  18. You have freedom of choice concerning growing a mustache.
  19. Christmas shopping for 25 relatives can be accomplished at the same store in 45 minutes.

About the author


Colleen Swindoll Thompson

Colleen Swindoll Thompson holds a bachelor of arts degree in Communication from Trinity International University as well as minors in psychology and education. Colleen serves as the director of Reframing Ministries at Insight for Living Ministries. From the personal challenges of raising a child with disabilities (her son Jonathan), Colleen offers help, hope, and a good dose of humor through speaking, writing, and counseling those affected by disability. Colleen and her husband, Toban, have five children and reside in Frisco, Texas.

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