Society is like that great uncle, and conventional wisdom is like his rant. Except in this case, instead of tuning it out, we pay rapt attention to every word, and then we make major career decisions based on what he says. Kind of a weird thing for us to do. Finally, it feels very good to put this post up. The last year has been pretty frustrating for me and anyone who likes Wait But Why—a lot of build-up of ideas with none of the satisfying release of those ideas on the blog most of my last year has been spent working on another, way longer post. Thanks, as always, to the small group of ridiculously generous, ridiculously patient patrons who have stuck with us through such a slow period.
It comes up in a surprising number of conversations these days. In the last 24 months, the conversation has come up far more often and, to many leaders, feels much more urgent. This is the first in a series of posts about church attenders who love God, appreciate the local church and are even involved in the local church, but who simply attend less often. If you want to access the podcast interviews easily on your phone or other device, the best way is to subscribe to my leadership podcast for free on iTunes or Stitcher. It impacts almost every church regardless of size, denomination or even location.
Strong, healthy, independent people can find themselves in the white-knuckled grip of a toxic relationship. Relationships evolve. They change and they grow. Sometimes they crash and they burn. You can keep that one.
The sexual preferences of the fairer sex stretch far and wide, from the socially acceptable vanilla activities portrayed in Hollywood love stories to the dark and hidden desires only comfortably discussed in anonymous internet chat rooms. This endless variety means that anyone who claims to know exactly what every woman wants in bed is probably trying to sell you something, so I would never try. Look, I know you men have it difficult. Women are just about impossible to understand, much less, please. In a post-feminist society, you never know exactly what you should be doing.