I’m almost done with Donald Miller’s newest book Scare Close. I entitled this “pt 1” because I think I’ll have more to say about it soon, because it’s really hitting home with me in a lot of ways. It’s a great treatise on relationships and intimacy and Miller pulls almost no punches in retelling the past few years of his life.
Here’s a short passage about meeting a girl at a book signing after his friend David convinced him to stop dating for six months:
Even in relationships, it’s all about doing the work. You can’t just dream about it or fantasize about it and expect anything to happen. For a guy like me who lives in his head, these are sage words of wisdom (or portentious warning, I can’t decide which).