Tough love is often real love

13 thoughts on “Tough love is often real love”

  1. One look at the cross and we know what love is. Real love can be messy. God’s hands that build also prune away. But, they are both acts of love. I can be a real nervous wreck when it comes to tough love, because I don’t want to come across as judgmental. However, reflections such as this one help keep the purpose of godly love in perspective.

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  2. Ive never believed in tough love. I believe in admonishing, ssying the truth, but in love. If we’re too harsh with words, we can really hurt people & this shouldnt be. Like they say, its not what you say, its how you say it. The Holy Spirit will guide us when we need to have those tough concersations. We should ask for that through prayer & not go in without it. ❤💪God bless. 💖

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    1. I agree. And I think the Apostle Paul would agree. I think tough love has as much to do with what you say and do as with how you say and do it. The end goal, after all, is restoring the person and relationship. Great insight, thanks.

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  3. Bravo, such vital truths! In this time of rampant compromise and apostasy, speaking the truth in love will cost us. But if our eyes are fixed upon Jesus and eternity, a grief should rise up and compel us to prayerfully warn others….there is always consequence to sin.

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