Speaking the truth in love. — Ephesians 4:15.
Speaking the truth is hard enough. We often avoid the truth because we wish to do no harm, or we worry what others might think about us, but regardless of our motive we are not true to ourselves is untruths fall out of our mouth. What me must do, and it is not easy, is speak the truth with love.
It has taken me over fifty years to try and speak the truth with love to Suzy. I still fail more often than I care to admit.
Perhaps one way to begin is to acknowledge the dignity of all of men and women. God sends us all to live out his purpose.
His purpose is always based in the truth and in love.