17 Signs You Are an Adult

You clean up the kitchen (even when it’s not yours).

You apologize when you mess up.

You forgive (even when the other person doesn’t deserve it).

You express gratitude daily (and mean it).

You drink a lot of coffee.

You control your tongue (even when you have a really great one-liner ready).

You go to church (even when you don’t feel like it).

You go to McDonald’s because that’s what the kid wants.

You keep your word (even when it’s inconvenient).

You change the diaper, scoop the poop, and wipe the vomit.

You don’t sleep past eight (except on weekends).

You experience random pains (and rarely complain about them).

You replace the vacuum cleaner instead of the flat screen.

You accept imperfection in others (and in yourself).

You use your two ears more than your one mouth.

You can cook (at least a little).

You call your mother.

About Stan Guthrie

Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for BreakPoint.org. He has appeared on National Public Radio's €œTell Me More,€ WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio'€™s €œNew Day Florida.€ A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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