Morality won through Christ, not debate

There are times when a discussion about moral issues can provide useful guidance—even needed enlightenment.

A thoughtful and open talk at the right time between a parent and child about proper sexual conduct can furnish some important direction. One partner on a date may find it necessary to explain his or her genuine desire to preserve a moral quality in the relationship. Someone who knows inwardly what is right but is troubled about making it practical in his life may want to talk candidly with another whose life has evidenced a strong degree of moral and spiritual strength.

Certainly there are times when such honest sharing of views is helpful. But there are instances when we need to be wise enough to increase our confidence in the Christ and its healing impact, and decrease dependence on our own words and efforts to influence the views held by others.

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The Christ in counseling
June 2, 1980

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