There are no more battles to fight, no adventures to live, no beauties to rescue.
A man needs — “urges” for — three primary things: a battle to fight, a beauty to rescue and an adventure to live.
Eldredge points out that all three desires are placed in a man’s heart by God himself, dating back to Adam.
It’s a theme that recurs over and over in mythology and romantic stories.
The knight in shining armor fights valiantly for the noble cause of the kingdom, defeats the enemy and rescues the damsel in distress.
If I told you that there is someone who right now is stalking you, watching your every move, with the intent of stealing from you, killing you, destroying you, literally devouring your masculinity, would you view life differently? You’d be on high alert every minute — a Special Ops soldier on night patrol down the streets of Baghdad — finger on the trigger, watching for flashes of light, ready to fire. Every day you wake up, your enemy has your heart in his sights.