As believers, we should be truthful and sincere, gentle and graceful, in our speech, both in daily conversations and on social media.
Withdrawing in the midst of a conflict (without good reason) is often a selfish decision.
Truth In Love 344
How we speak is revealing. It says something about who we are. Are we saying things consistent with God’s character or are we not?
The words of a counselor should be self-controlled, wise, and filled with hope.
Truth in Love 322
Admonishing is not something that is exclusive. It is to be coupled with teaching.
To confront spiritually means that we are characterized by love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.
Cuando aconsejo a alguien que diga la verdad en amor, ¿qué es exactamente lo que le estoy pidiendo que haga?
When I counsel someone to speak the truth in love, what exactly am I calling them to do?
Are your words gracious gifts that land pleasantly on the one listening or sources of grumbling and disputing?
Truth in Love 203
The sin of gossip is bearing bad news behind someone’s back out of a bad heart.
— By David Powlison
This book is addressed to the counselor who is looking to grow in their own personal communication skills while in counseling sessions.