He has an extensive executive coaching background and experience as a leadership consultant, devoting the majority of his time working with CEOs, leadership teams, and executives to improve performance, leadership skills, and culture. Cloud lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Tori, and their two daughters, Olivia and Lucy. John Townsend is a respected leadership consultant, psychologist, and bestselling author. Townsend is the founder of the Townsend Institute for Leadership and Counseling and the online digital platform Townsend NOW; he also conducts the Townsend Leadership program.
He travels extensively for corporate consulting, speaking, and helping develop leaders and their teams.
I thought this was the end of it until the same question kept coming up around the country whenever I would speak to singles.
They will save your life and help you to make sure you end up with a good person to marry," I said, chuckling on the inside about how often Christians want a rule.
As I continued to investigate, the movement went even further than the book in some circles.
Many Christians were saying that dating was sinful in and of itself; others were at least feeling as if people who were still dating were less spiritual than those who didn't.
In other words, dating has not helped them to grow, find a mate, or become a more spiritual person. Many people become disillusioned in the process, and they feel like they do not know how to make it work.
They experience heartbreak, they repeatedly pick the "wrong type," they can't find the "right type," or they find the "right type" and they don't like him or her as much as the wrong type.