Welcome to Adulting: Navigating Faith, Friendship, Finances, and the Future

Welcome to Adulting: Navigating Faith, Friendship, Finances, and the Future

by Jonathan Pokluda, Kevin McConaghy


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Every day, another Millennial becomes an adult. For many young people, the transition is a bumpy one, fraught with opportunities to make mistakes and bad choices. The clear expectations they had at home or in school are gone, and they may feel unprepared to face what comes next.

But sometimes we make it harder than it has to be. Combining entertaining stories from his own experience, insights from the Bible, and compelling evidence from research, "JP" Pokluda lays out a roadmap for how to navigate life as an adult, addressing topics like

- friendships and dating
- career and money management
- interpersonal conflict
- controlling anxiety
- recovering from addiction
- and discovering your purpose on this earth

Anyone struggling to find a footing in the world of adult life will welcome this witty, non-patronizing guide.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801078101
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/04/2018
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 91,299
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Jonathan "JP" Pokluda is teaching pastor at Watermark Community Church, with an average weekly attendance of 12,000 people, and leader of The Porch, an influential gathering of thousands of young adults who come hear the gospel and get equipped for Kingdom purposes. Pokluda came to understand the grace of the Gospel in his early twenties after being involved in different denominational churches his entire life. This ignited a desire in him to reach people in their twenties and thirties for Christ. He lives with his wife, Monica, and their three children.

Kevin McConaghy works as a copywriter for a marketing agency in Dallas, Texas. He's been involved with The Porch since the day it first launched, and served in a variety of roles there for over a decade. As an editor and contributor to The Porch blog, he's collaborated with JP on writing projects for a number of years. He and his wife, Juliana, have one daughter, Clara, and another child on the way.

Table of Contents

Introduction 9

Section 1 Adulting with Purpose

1 Life: Don't Miss It 15

2 Purpose: The Reason You're Here 25

Section 2 Adulting Like a Boss

3 Authority: Who's in Charge Here? 39

4 Work: Career Counseling 55

5 Money: It's Not All about the Benjamins 71

Section 3 Adulting with Friends

6 Community: Your Playmates and Playgrounds 93

7 Conflict: The Right Way to Be Wrong (and Vice Versa) 111

8 Dating: Happily Ever After? 125

Section 4 Adulting Fearlessly

9 Worry: The Only Thing We Have to Fear… 159

10 Recovery: Leaving the Past Behind 173

Section 5 Adulting Forever

11 Eternity: Life in Perspective 191

Acknowledgments 213

Notes 215

About the Author 221

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