The Author

Justin Whitmel Earley is a business lawyer in Richmond, Virginia. He is married to Lauren and has four sons: Whit, Asher, Coulter, and Shep. His book on formational habits, The Common Rule: Habits of Purpose for an Age of Distraction, is forthcoming with InterVarsity Press in February 2019. You can follow him on Twitter and learn more about cultivating a formational set of habits at

Make Habits, Not Resolutions

Habits before love is legalism. But love before habits is the logic of grace.