One of the issues with the discussion around deconstruction is that the people who are preaching and teaching about it, namely pastors, have a dog in the fight: it is sort of like asking a dairy farmer if you should become vegan. They obviously don’t want that, and their livelihood is directly affected when people leave the church. I know this conversation well, as my own family is and has been deeply involved in ministry. My dad is my pastor. So while I grapple with my own issues with the church, I am doing so in an environment that is still very much Christian. I do not take deconstruction lightly, nor do I wish for churches to die. I want the church to flourish, and flourishing requires weeding out that which is harmful.