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3 Elements of Authentic Relationships

Dr. Chuck Hannaford says that one of the big reasons why pastors fall into sexual immorality is they fail to develop authentic relationships with other men.  Hannaford, licensed Clinical Psychologist and Executive Director of HeartLife Professional Soul-Care in Germantown, TN, has counseled pastors for over 28 years.  We had the pleasure of hearing him speak at one of the breakout sessions at our Promotiong the Gospel Conference this week.  In counseling pastors, he gives 3 elements of developing authentic relationships below:

  1. Truth
  2. Transparency
  3. Trust

I like this list.  All of us need relationships where we can be honest and real.  How do you cultivate these "environments of grace" in your life and in your church?