Speak the Truth in Love
It’s actually quite challenging to engage in vital conversations in which we discuss what ISN’T working.
Approaching these key exchanges with an equal balance of Truth and Love, over time, can be the difference between a relationship thriving and one that bites the dust.
On the spectrum of Truth – – Love, we typically lean toward one side or the other.
Those of us that lean too heavily on the Truth side, can be like a bull in a china shop with the feelings of the one we love.
Those of us that lean too heavily on the Love side, with the intent to avoid confrontation at all cost, can end up with resentments when we say “It’s ok, Honey.”, when in fact, it really isn’t!
All of us have heard that “communication is key”, but unless we take this verse to heart and get good at this skill of speaking the truth in love, we can wound each other or allow resentments to build and, over time, break down the relationship.
May each of us LEAN IN to this key principle to “take our lead from Christ” and “grow up healthy in God”!
Our relationships are way too important to sit back and take it easy with this one!!!