Years ago, Jim Downing, one of the patriarchs of Navigators was asked this question.
“Why is it that so few men finish well?”
His response was profound.
He said, “They learn the possibility of being fruitful without being pure. . . they begin to believe that purity doesn’t matter. Eventually, they become like trees rotting inside that are eventually toppled by a storm.”
Hmmm… Something to think about.