In Kingdom Character: Growing in Honesty Part 1, we discussed the importance of living a life of authenticity – being true to who we really are and rejecting deception or falsehood. We also talked about how important it is, to be honest with others, even when it may not be what they want to hear. In Part 2 of Growing in Honesty, I’d like to discuss some practical ways, to be honest in tactful, kind, loving ways. Develop Relationship This is almost a no-brainer. The better you know someone, the more open they will be to your speaking truth to them. [...]
Probably for most of us, honesty seems like a pretty easy topic. We don’t outright lie to people or tell lies, so honesty is one of those “been there – done that” subjects. But I think that God wants us to grow in character in the area of honesty and to challenge ourselves to really live blamelessly and above reproach. What does scripture say about honesty and lying? First of all, the Bible is clear that Satan is the “father of lies” (John 8:44), and Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life (John 14:6). Not only is lying condemned [...]
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Have you ever asked your kids about their day at school and get this answer, "fine."? Or ask what they learned and they say, "I don't know. I forgot." Or try to have any conversation with them at any time and it's like pulling teeth? Or is your family more apt to talk over one another while everyone shares, and sometimes shouts, to get their point across? Family communication can be a difficult thing to navigate, but with some simple strategies and an hour of sacred time, your family can not only improve their communication, but their heart connection also. Here's how: Family [...]
Researchers will tell you that marriages end in divorce because of issues in these top 3 areas: communication, sex and money. Communication issues will range from not talking to one another (not opening up) to continuous conflicts or verbal abuse. Sexual issues could range from not having enough sex to someone having an affair. Money issues could include fighting over not having enough to pay bills (and the stress it produces), to battles over who will pay for what and the separation of finances as a means of control. All three of these issues have one common denominator in them: lack [...]