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Can We Please Stop ‘Speaking the Truth in Love’?

June 28, 2014

Here is another great post by Carlee Lane. Very interesting and challenging points.

Carlee Lane

Speaking the truth in love is overrated.

Because here’s what I hear as people “speak the truth in love”:

“Hey girl. When you wear those shorts I don’t think the guys can concentrate on what they’re supposed to be doing. We don’t want our Christian brothers to stumble now do we? I’m just speaking the truth to you in love.”

“Oh…yeah… So we never got back to you about that job you applied for here as a Sunday school teacher… Because… Well… You know… The divorce. We just can’t have that kind of unbiblical lifestyle around the children. But we think you’re great, otherwise! We’re just speaking the truth in love.”

“Oh, sweetheart! Yeah, totally! There’s totally grace for your past. I mean, your future marriage may not be quite as great because you know…damaged goods… But that’s just me speaking the truth in love.”

I think I may need a…

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