Honesty and Truthfulness

Straight Thinking Demands Honesty and Truthfulness

Straight thinking is all about another “moral” necessity: honesty and truthfulness.  Honesty not only includes telling the whole truth accurately, but honesty must be the motivation when seeking to tell the truth.  An attempt to be less than honest will end up in our twisting of the truth for our

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The Whole Truth

“Straight” Thinking Tells the Whole Truth

Meeting the requirement to tell the whole truth to ensure straight thinking is a tough task for us all.  Facts are where we tend to make our most common crooked thinking.  We misrepresent the facts — whether intentionally or unintentionally.  Therefore, the first lesson for all of us to learn

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Straight thinking overcomes a dysfunctional culture

Ours Is a Dysfunctional Culture!

Parents are frustrated and hurting with the challenges of the current dysfunctional culture.  It’s dysfunctional because it contradicts itself.  Furthermore, it encourages our youth to believe in an angry, self-centered, and crooked (read “unthinking”) way of living.  And it claims all people must be tolerant of others, but then it

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Learn to Encourage Yourself

Encourage Yourself Because It’s Contagious

We’ve been talking about the art of encouragement. And because encouragement is a basic necessity of life, instilling it in others is an essential people skill. So, whether you’re a manager, spouse, parent, teacher, coach, or pastor, you’ll be your best when you know how to effectively encourage others. But

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