Throughout time there has been a long history of men and their private spaces. Take for example the Presidents, they have the oval office, or Batman who has his Bat Cave, or Superman and his fotress of Solitude. By the way, I know that Batman and Superman are not real, but what all of these men have come to realize is that as men, we need a private space to call our own.
Now before I get any hate mail, let me just say that I don't mean to exclude women from this post. In fact, it's rather the opposite. As a husband and father of two girls, my house is overrun with all things girl. Whether it's my wife's decor or the little one's dollies, I'm not sure there's a room in the house without some sort of fun toys or girl accessories. I think it's good for a woman to lay claim over the entire house. A woman should be able to express herself and her taste in her own home. All I ask is to have just one "space" I can call my own that reflects me as a person and fulfills my various personal and professional needs.
A man cave can vary depending on the individual. For some its a place to sit back with a tub of popcorn and watch a movie. For others it's a place to store all of their collectibles and watch their favorite sporting events. It can be a place of deep relaxation or a place where one can express his artistic side. Regardless of its appearance, a man cave serves a very important and multifaceted function in a man's life: be it alone or with some of his closest friends.
My ideal man cave would first and foremost be a place of prayer and mediation on God and his word.
But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly. And when you pray, do not use vain repetitions as the heathen do. For they think that they will be heard for their many words. “Therefore do not be like them. For your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask Him. Matthew 6:6-8
In addition, I want it to be a place where I can work and hone all my artistic abilities and display art that represents me. I have taken this pursuit of a man cave so seriously that I have even made a Pinterest board filled with inspiration for my own man cave if the Lord provides.
In closing, I may never get the "man cave" of my dreams but I think it is important to find a space where you can get away, cut out all the noise and focus on things that matter. Now let me hear your thoughts. What is your ideal man cave?