An Accountability Partner Can Help!
Having an accountability partner in the area of sexuality, or alcohol, and drugs, or working out at the gym, or budgeting money, and whatever specific personal needs a person might have. Having someone in your corner for encouragement and accountability is a very wise thing to have going for you. Often an accountability partnership can go both ways to help one another, which can be a win-win situation for you and a friend.
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Our first type of “accountability partner” would be that of our parents. After that, off it can be that of a big brother, or big sister, cousin, friend, or even to an extent a coach, teacher, a pastor, and even possibly a counselor.
It is very wise to find yourself a mentor to be able to bounce things off of to get a better and more clear understanding of why you should or should not do certain things. A mentor has the experience (milage in life) to know right from wrong. (assuming that your mentor is a Christian).
Sexual accountability is something that can be very beneficial if you have someone you can trust, and that is wise to be able to direct you in the right direction—without accountability in areas of sexuality, working out at the gym, alcohol, and drugs, budgeting money. We all need an accountability partner. ~ Bill Greguska
Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.
What Good Is It To Have An Accountability Partner?
“Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.” — James 5:15-16
What Did An Accountability Partner Meant To Me In My Life?
I have tried to quit drinking and using drugs on my own, but until I had someone keeping me accountable (an accountability partner) and encouraged me to keep on trying, I was hopelessly drifting at sea. If you have been in that same boat I was in, or in that boat right now, I strongly encourage and urge you to heed some good advice and find yourself someone that you can make yourself accountable to.
When you share a problem with someone else, the immediate result will be that the load will become lighter! Do not waste another day, think of someone you know and trust and that cares about you and ask him or her (it is best to keep it within the same sex to avoid sexual attraction while sharing personal information). You can contact us temporarily while you are looking for an accountability partner of your own.
Ask your best friend or close friend to help you in this area. If you can not think of anyone that might be able to help you, then find a group of people with similar difficulties and join in with them, (AA and NA can be a source of support if you have an alcohol or drug problem as I did. No matter what you are struggling with, be sure that you find a person or a group of people to help you grow. ~ Bill Greguska
What Are Accountability Questions Designed To Do?
Below are some key Accountability questions you can ask yourself or have a mentor ask you. These are designed for small groups and mentoring for those from high school youth to seasoned adults. They are for men’s groups, women’s groups, and so forth.
Because of the number of questions, all you need to do is choose three or four items for each week. If there is a particular struggle area, add that one, too. Also, incorporate one of the critical passages above and spend significant time in prayer:
- Did you spend time with God through His Word, prayer, quiet time, devotions, and other spiritual disciplines?
- Did you pray for others this week?
- Are you satisfied with the time you spent with our Lord this week?
- Did you go to church or any other related gatherings?
- Are you struggling with pornography or “romance novels?”
Accountability Partner Scriptures
- Proverbs 25:12
- Proverbs 27:17
- Ecclesiastes 4:8-12
- Romans 14: 13-23
- 2 Corinthians 12:19
- 2 Corinthians 13:6
- Galatians 6: 1-6
- Colossians 3:16
- Ephesians 4:9-13
- 1 Thessalonians 5:14
- James 5:15-16
- Hebrews 3:13
- 2 Peter 1:10
Accountability Partner For Teens
- Are you spent daily time in God’s Word and in prayer this week?
- Have you had any flirtatious or lustful attitudes, tempting thoughts, or exposed yourself to any explicit materials such as the internet, television, movies, music, etc. that would not glorify God?
- Have you honored your mother and father?
- Have you remained pure in your dating relationships?
- Are you telling any half-truths or outright lies, putting yourself in a better light to those around you?
Accountability Partner For Men
- Do you spend daily time in God’s Word and prayer?
- Have you flirted, or had lustful attitudes, tempting thoughts, or exposed yourself to any explicit materials which would not glorify God?
- Is your goal to pursue the hearts of your wife and kids?
- Have you shared the Gospel with an unbeliever this week?
- Do you give your body daily physical exercise and proper eating/sleeping habits?
Accountability Partner For Women
- Have you spent regular time in prayer? When?
- Have your thoughts been pure? Have you resisted lustful, envious thoughts, or exposed yourself to explicit materials?
- Do you have three relationships that you nurtured mostly?
- Do your words build up or tear down others or yourself?
- Have you exposed yourself or contributed to gossip?
Accountability Partner For Couples
- Have we prayed together this week? As a couple? As a family?
- Have we encouraged our children and each other this week? Compliments? Did you brighten someone’s day?
- How much time did you spend with God this week, not counting Sunday?
- Did you get your 5-second kiss/hug today? Did you give the kids a 5-second hug?
- Do you stay on or go above your spending on your budget?
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