Practise What You Preach

by The Relationship Guy
July 22, 2021

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There is a major difference between preaching and practising.

Advising is not the same as action.

It has become overly easy to preach and advise, often with very little cost or consequence to the one doing the talking.

But doing the talking is not the same as doing the very things highlighted by the talking.

The reality of the matter is, that no word will ever speak as resoundingly or lastingly as action.

For what you’re doing, speaks so loudly that I cannot hear a word you’re saying.

Actions speak louder than words. Always have and always will.

Even faith without works is like a lifeless corpse.

Thus, if you preach love, make sure you practise love.

Or gratitude.

Or forgiveness.

Practise what you preach.

If you advise, make certain you follow your own advice.

Because the preacher is not exempt from practising, no matter the magnitude of words or soundness of thought.

If anything, what you’re practising is the only real thing you’re preaching.

About the author 

The Relationship Guy

Gideon Hanekom is the founder of, a top-50 relationship blog (2021) and top-100 marriage blog (2021) which focuses on providing healthy relationship advice about love and life. He earned a Master's degree in theological studies before training as a professional counsellor almost 10 years ago. He also completed graduate studies in Psychology and is currently pursuing postgraduate Psychology studies at Massey University. He has been married to his wife for over seventeen years and is the dad of two children. His articles have been published on and The Good Men Project.

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