Man Crush Monday

In case you weren’t aware, Man Crush Monday is a thing. On Twitter, on Instagram, on Pinterest—girls all over the world (and older women, too) participate in what has become known as Man Crush Monday – a day to drool over the male specimen of your choosing.

There are a host of things disturbing about MCM, the most disturbing being just how many Christians (and married Christians!) fall prey to such a thing. Openly “lusting” over celebrities, pinning their half naked pictures all over their Pinterest boards, tweeting about how ‘hott’ they are–it’s gross. And sad. Really, really sad.

But, it’s catchy. Man Crush Monday just rolls smoothly off the tongue. That’s why I’ve decided to make MCM a thing here at And today, well, today I have quite the male specimen in mind:

My man crush is a total dream. He’s hard-working, super intelligent, humble, brave, and honest. He’s loving, protective, and constantly doing things for others. He’s hilarious, super tech-savvy, and one of the most generous people in the world. He’s a family man, great with kids (isn’t that such an aww-inducing quality), and takes time for others. And did I mention those brown eyes? To die for.

Oh yeah, and he’s got beautiful feet (Rom. 10:15), a great heart (1 Sam. 16:7), and is an ideal husband (1 Pet. 3:7). Oh, and he’s mine. Alllllllll mine.


I’m pretty thankful that I get to go home to my man crush every day, sleep next to him every night, and wake up knowing he’s more in love with me than I could possibly imagine. Living the dream, right? It definitely beats fantasizing over some random guy I’ll never meet. I’m proud that my wonderful, incredible, amazing husband is my man-crush, and I think that’s the way God intended it to be.

Ladies, may I ask you, as nicely as I possibly know how, to put down the magazines, skip over the Pinterest searches, and unfollow the ‘hot’ male celebrities on Twitter, and totally, unabashedly man crush on the man in your life. ESPECIALLY if you are married. He should be your all, and there should be NO fantasy of being with someone else. And don’t just quit with your man-crushing all together. Show your husband that he’s your man crush, and the only man in your dreams.


  1. Alexandra Clark
    June 3, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    Love this so much!!! You are SO right about how sad and gross it is that so many Christian women are lusting after half naked, world men who are not theirs! It’s absurd and ridiculous. It makes me so sad to see that too. I love how you turned MCM into a positive thing–very cute idea! And I find your love and admiration for Robert to be so pure and beautiful! Love you two and are SO thankful to call you true friends!! Keep up your awesome posts!

  2. Thank you Emily for educating and teach us appropriate attitudes to counter the worldliness! I had never heard of MCM until your post. Yes, I do tend to live under a rock-THE Rock. ;D I appreciate your public admiration and respect and love of your husband. Would to God ALL Christians acted that way toward their spouses both publicly & privately! What a world we would be living in!

    • I wish I didn’t know anything about it–but one trip to Pinterest or Twitter will leave you with all the information you could possibly ever need (and more than you could possibly want). I hate that so many Christian women get caught up in such worldly trends, but it’s a very real threat to our homes. Especially since we live in an age that has been taught that men are the ones who struggle with pornography and extra-marital affairs and lust, when the growth rate of women being involved in such immoralities is on the rise. The word definitely needs to be spread that ladies can’t involve themselves in such unseemly activities! I mean, movies about male strippers and Christian women went to see it?! It’s just sad. Really, really sad.

  3. I loved this post. My Instagram is full of those posts on Mondays and Wednesdays. It is disappointing and sad to see people not realize the danger of these things to their relationships and their mindset.

  4. Love this so much and am totally on board with you!! Five years later and we are still so in love!!!! There is nothing like crushing on that man who is yours, and God’s, FOREVER! :)

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  6. I agree with you 100% I saw my girlfriend #mcm somebody and I don’t know why but it killed me inside. It made me feel like I wasn’t enough

  7. Amen <3 So I was Google searching what on earth man crush Monday meant after seeing my news feed on fb and randomly on pinterest be bombarded with pictures attached to a different saying for each day of the week. I especially didn't know/couldn't grasp the concept of what man crush Monday meant since girls were posting half naked pictures of men and celebrities constantly. I thought I must be out of the loop and wanted to look up what the big craze was and I was so extremely encouraged to have came across your article as the first search listing I clicked on. I appreciate you boldly sharing your thoughts on this and your devotion to your husband by him being the one and only man you crush on and love. How sweet and beautifully wrote, he is so blessed to have you crushing on him:)

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