Jenna Tatum recently posted pictures to Snapchat of her husband removing nail polish from her toenails. The pictures soon went viral. Most of the women's comments lamented the fact that their boyfriends or husbands would never do such a thing. But some of the comments condemned Channing Tatum for being "unmanly." One commenter went so far as to say that Tatum was contributing to the emasculation of men.
Is this really an unmanly thing to do? Is it, perhaps, unbiblical?*
We've all seen the verse: Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord.~ Ephesians 5:22. However, how many of us notice the preceding verse which says we all are to submit to one another--this includes husbands to wives and vice versa.
As always, Jesus gives us the ultimate example. He washed the feet of the apostles as we read in John 13.
Washing feet or removing nail polish--both are pictures of service. Being a servant is never unmanly.
Let's all exercise our faith, express our love, and extend our hand in the bond of fellowship. Remember that no man is as tall (or manly) as when he stoops to help another--even when it's to remove nail polish.
*(Note: I am framing this as a reference for Christians whether the Tatums profess Christianity or not. I have no idea what their religious beliefs are.)