|Written by Patrick Morley|
|Monday, March 12 2012 13:02|
"Simply let your 'Yes' be 'Yes,' and your 'No,' 'No'; anything beyond this comes from the evil one." --Matthew 5:37
Help your men move from acceptability to accountability. Many groups have men set goals, fail to meet them, come up with an excuse, and then receive reaffirming pats on the back and assurances that "you'll do better next time."
Instead, inject some consequences into the process. Here's how it works:
For accountability partners, it is essential that you don't let your brother off the hook if he does not achieve his goals. He's a big boy. He made his own goals. He set the deadline and penalty. He can handle the consequences!
Below is a sample page from a Christian Roundtable Group to give you an idea of how to record your goals, deadlines, values and penalties. as well as spark conversations on the key areas of a man's life. (You can download a properly formatted version here.)
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