Weary of Lectures

Oh, dear me, Yes, Betty Duffy:
I have lost interest in reading or writing prescriptive articles on Christian living, as though I need only tweak this or that area of my life to be a spiritual success story.
What's especially difficult for me is being patient when the conversation turns to such things (or spiritual self-help books or how the raise the perfect holy saint child books) and not just being an old crank about it. There was a time when I was younger when that sort of article helped me and filled a need. But now it all seems semi-Pelagian and formulaic to me. I'd like to think I've grown more liberal in the best sense and more tolerant. But it's more likely I'm just bored and  grumpy with a different set of people.