How To Develop Effective Accountability
Life is replete with irony. One of the biggest ironies connected to personal health and safety is that the best time to develop personal accountability is when we don’t particularly need it. Unfortunately, when the need for accountability strikes, most people don’t have any significant relationships on which to lean. We haven’t invested consistently in deep friendships and our isolation often increases in times of trouble.
The Christian men’s movement has raised awareness for the need of accountability, but it remains difficult to develop – especially for men. Various accountability programs are available, but nothing takes the place of intimacy between two or more transparent people who really care about each other.
Our most basic need in life is relationship with God and others. Within these relationships, we can safely discover our blind spots and receive new input and teaching…
Authentic accountability with each other could be the very thing that re-ignites our passion for Christ and His kingdom. This is certainly true when we find ourselves seeking accountability because of a moral failing. In becoming known to others in Christ, our unity and love for each other could become a significant part of our healing, making it safe and genuinely attractive for non-Christians to explore the reality of Christian fellowship... (read more)