Shane Blackshear offers a list of 5 ways to be unsatisfied with a church. Rather than share just one of his list, here’s the marriage metaphor at the end that points to the work that is needed with a church relationship:
Church is like marriage in a lot of ways. In the beginning it’s fun, and exciting, but eventually the honeymoon comes to an end and it’s work, real work, but we find that the work is rewarding and worthwhile, and it’s work that God meant for us to be doing.
Care to comment on Shane’s list, or perhaps add a few more ways?