"The church community is where we learn to love God and others; where we are strengthened and transformed by truth from the Word; where we're taught to pray, to worship, and to serve; where we can be most certain that we're investing our time and abilities for eternity; where we can grow in our roles as friends, sons and daughters, husbands and wives, fathers and mothers. The church is earth's single best place--God's specially designed place--to start over, to grow and to change for the glory of God. That's why I tell people that when they stop dating the church, they're not just adding another item to a long spiritual to-do list. Instead, they're finally getting started on experiencing all the other blessings that Jesus promised to His followers as the fruits of the truly abundant life."- Joshua Harris
Source: Harris, Joshua. Stop Dating the Church: Fall in Love with the Family of God. Colorado Springs: Multunomah Books, 2004. 21-22. Print.