How I Will Do Unto Others
What does that mean in a dating relationship? I will help my boyfriend/girlfriend be chaste because sexual restraint before marriage usually helps make the marriage better and more lasting. If I am in an unhealthy dating relationship, I’ll find help to make it better or I will break it off—not just for my sake, but for the sake of my partner. At work, I’ll be the best employee my boss every had. I’ll be the fairest, most compassionate, most honest boss my employees have ever worked for.
I will treat my parents with respect, not because they are perfect but because they are my parents. I will tell the truth, and I may, on occasion practice tough love. Also I will discipline my children even when it isn’t any fun for either of us. I will refuse to enable alcoholic or drug using relatives, and I will denounce any sexual abuse.
I’ll forgive and will allow others to move into the future instead of freezing them in the past. I, myself, will look forward to what God is going to do, instead of wasting a lot of energy fretting over what I have done or failed to do in the past.
How should I treat others? With love, in truth, with justice and mercy always.
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