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Questions related to honesty

What’s in a Good Name?

key factors behind a good name
Your name represents you, your life, and who you are. It speaks of the work you do and how you do it. Your name embodies your reputation.

How to Maintain a Good Name

representing Christ with integrity and compassion
A good name is more valuable than riches, because it can’t be bought with money. It has to be earned moment by moment, day by day, decision by decision. Having a good name means living in a way that earns the trust of others.

Take Responsibility for Moral Failure

rebuilding a marriage damaged by hidden moral failure
When you come clean with your wife by confessing moral failures, you will have a feeling of euphoria. It will seem as though hundreds of bricks have been taken off of your shoulders. You will even feel free physically, because hiding your sin affects your entire body, soul, and spirit.

Serial Shoplifting

finding freedom in repentance and confession
Probably because it seems unlikely, or trivial, or perhaps to ease the discomfort of finding they know a serial offender, some people laugh when I tell them that my otherwise happy childhood in the 1980s was marred by a brief crime spree.

When Asking for Forgiveness

tips to keep in mind
Confess only to those who were directly, or actually, offended.

Compromise Destroys a Good Name

a challenge to live with integrity
A good name may come under attack at any time: accusations arise, pressures build, and crises happen. However, difficult circumstances alone cannot destroy a name. These challenges provide opportunities to demonstrate inner character qualities or reveal the lack thereof.
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