18 August 2006

10 commandments for maintaining moral integrity

a while back i did a post about a message dino rizzo spoke at our men's bible study, and in it i referred to a list of 10 commandments for sexual purity that we use here on the staff at hpc. a few people asked me to post that list, so here it is. it is hardly a definitive work on the subject, but it certainly would help if we all stuck to these:

  1. Thou shalt not go to lunch alone with the opposite sex.

  2. Thou shalt not have the opposite sex pick you up or drive you places when it is just the two of you.

  3. Thou shalt not kiss any member of the opposite sex or show affection that could be questioned.

  4. Thou shalt not visit the opposite sex alone at home.

  5. Thou shalt not counsel the opposite sex without accountability and openness in your office, and must not have extended counseling with the same person of the opposite sex.

  6. Thou shalt not discuss detailed sexual problems with the opposite sex in counseling. Refer them.

  7. Thou shalt not discuss your marriage problems with a member of the opposite sex.

  8. Thou shalt be careful in answering emails, instant messages, chatrooms, cards, or letters from the opposite sex.

  9. Thou shalt find a protective ally on staff (administrative assistant, person in the office next door, friend on staff).

  10. Thou shalt pray for the integrity of other staff members.

1 comment:

Tim Elzea said...

Well said Dan. That list will be something that I refer to on a regular basis. Many thanks to Pastor Dino and yourself for being men who live these commandments out....it's hard to find men of integrity and you guys rock!!!