How to Demonstrate Discretion

at Home

  • Being careful not to say things that could spark a fight or argument.
  • Keeping the wrong influences from certain movies and books out of the home.
  • Refraining from the use of words that could discourage one another.
  • Helping one another remember to think before speaking.
  • Avoiding negative body language and words that criticise and dishonour one another.
  • Foreseeing the hidden extra costs of spending more than the family income.

at Work/School

  • Being prepared to stand alone for what is right.
  • Showing respect to those that are in authority.
  • Avoiding activities that are questionable – don’t do it!

at Church

  • Refusing to gossip or talk negatively about other church members – especially those in leadership.
  • Following Biblical directions for relationships within the church (1 Timothy 5:1-2 Rebuke not an elder, but intreat him as a father; and the younger men as brethren; The elder women as mothers; the younger as sisters, with all purity).
  • Purposing not to defraud other brothers or sisters in Christ by wrong dress or inappropriate attention.