Support First Things by turning your adblocker off or by making a  donation. Thanks!

Hitting the Gym

From the May 2015 Print Edition

I am not attracted to the men at the gym; I just want to look like them. As for my wife, she’s attracted to me; she just wants me to look like them, too. There they are, pulling and pushing and sweating. Committed, compulsive—lifting in lines, running in rows, spurred on by the programs . . . . Continue Reading »