Psalm 15 provides a standard for how Christians ought to speak. In this article, the author shows how Christians can be dishonest through flattery, being disingenuous, and avoiding direct personal talk. Speaking the truth begins with knowing the objective truth; namely, Jesus Christ. Knowing Jesus makes us aware that our words are spoken in the presence of God, who judges our hearts.
Two principles guide parents in how they should talk with their teenagers: teenagers are their children, but they also Lord willing will soon be brothers and sisters in Christ. Parents should keep both of these things in mind in order to develop a strong relationship with their teenagers which is characterized by effective communication.