We honestly face the truth about ourselves, know and own our feelings, keep our agreements and take responsibility for our lives.
“Simply let your ‘Yes’ be ‘Yes,’ and your ‘No,’ ‘No’…” — Matthew 5:37
“What this adds up to, then, is this: no more lies, no more pretense. Tell your neighbor the truth. In Christ’s body we’re all connected to each other, after all. When you lie to others, you end up lying to yourself. Go ahead and be angry. You do well to be angry—but don’t use your anger as fuel for revenge. And don’t stay angry. Don’t go to bed angry. Don’t give the Devil that kind of foothold in your life.” — Ephesians 4:25–27, MSG
“Confess your sins to one another… ” — James 5:16, ESV
“Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye…” — Matthew 7:3-5, NIV
We challenge and call forth the best in each other, face our fears, and take risks to impact the world.
“And we urge you, brothers, warn those who are idle, encourage the timid, help the weak, be patient with everyone. Make sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong, but always try to be kind to each other and to everyone else.” — 1 Thessalonians 5:14–15, NIV
“Pay close attention to yourself and to your teaching …” — 1 Timothy 4:16, NASB
“The purposes of the human heart are deep waters, but those who have insight draw them out.” — Proverbs 20:5, NIV
As God does for us, we offer others acceptance and safe places to grow.
“Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you…” — Romans 15:7, NIV
“Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” — Matthew 7:1–2, NIV
Be happy with those who are happy, and weep with those who weep.” — Romans 12:15, NLT
“Most important of all, continue to show deep love for each other, for love covers a multitude of sins.” — 1 Peter 4:8, NLT