"Don't do stupid."
Those were three words I spoke to my three sons as they were growing up. And I would give them specific ways they could "do stupid."
Why did I speak so bluntly to my three sons? Because I love them. Because I truly want what's best for them. Because I want to give them clear and powerful warnings to keep them out of trouble.
Pastors and other church leaders: Please heed the words in this post. Please understand the counsel comes from a guy who's been around a while, a guy who has seen stupid more times than I would ever want.
For some reason, some church leaders just don't think they will get caught. Or they think the baby steps won't lead to major steps toward a total fall. Please read these four acts of stupidity carefully and prayerfully. And ask God to protect you from falling in any one of these areas.