- Do you find it hard to confront others?
- Would you tolerate a superficial relationship rather than confront?
- Are there situations where conflict avoidance is an unloving choice?
Genuine relationships sometimes require confrontation for them to remain genuine. Let’s not settle for disingenuous relationships.
This is what we have when we allow people to believe they’re on good terms with us despite significant violations of the relationship.
Sometimes confrontation is a matter of integrity for those who love the truth and cannot accept insincerity and hypocrisy.
“If we can restore to full and intimate fellowship with ourselves a sinning and unrepentant brother, we reveal not the depth of our love, but its shallowness, for we are doing what is not for his highest good. Forgiveness which bypasses the need for repentance issues not from love but from sentimentality (John R. W. Stott, Confess Your Sins, p.35).
Does love cover or confront?
When relationships are…
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