Loving a woman is scarier that climbing a mountain or sailing an ocean … A mountain can hurt your body and an ocean can drown you, but in the end you’re still a man for conquering them. Dead or alive, you’re still a man. A woman though, can rob your manhood and reduce you to a boy at the drop of a word.

– Donald Miller in Scary Close p. 97

God doesn’t give us crying, pooping children because he wants to advance our careers. He gives them to us for the same reason he confused languages at the Tower of Babel, to create chaos and deter us from investing too much energy in the gluttonous idols of self-absorption.

– Donald Miller in Scary Close p.90