Accountability is hard. It needs to be intentional and honest, not judgmental or condemning. A true friend confronts with truth and love. (Dave Illingworth, businessman and author)

A lot is said about accountability these days, but we don’t often see it practiced very well. To be an accountable friend you need to have the other person’s best interest at heart—not just be a sounding board or a “yes man.” A good friend and partner will sometimes say things that are hard—but necessary—to hear. Not to hurt, but to help.

Speaking the truth in love . . . (Ephesians 4:15) Wounds from a friend can be trusted. (Proverbs 27:6)