I don’t have time right now to really write down my thoughts, but maybe I will sometime. I’m not just “not perfect” at the truth and love combo. I’m not close, and nobody can really say they are. Anyway, in the meantime, I did want to pass along a few resources that have helped shaped my thinking.
First, here is a short article by John Piper, in which he says the Bible teaches that truth is the foundation for love.
And here is a 3-minute video from Desiring God where Mark Driscoll tells us about the art of speaking the truth in love: