Your integrity is your bond. Your bond is the connection, uniting you with God and the other person(s). To tell the truth does not mean you go about haphazardly spouting out things that will cause hurt and harm to others, quite the contrary. To tell the truth means to temper what you have to say with love and compassion.
When you resort to not telling the truth, it destroys the other person. Something in their Spirit dies, in relationship to you. They are put in a position of always questioning the next something you have to tell them. Is this another fabrication, is their thought?
When what you have to say may come across harsh, rethink what you are about to say. Remember to say it with lots and lots of love. Ask yourself, is this going to hurt them? If the answer is questionable, then reword what you have to say. And it is always better to tell the truth than to lie.
We must also be willing to tell ourselves the truth. When you catch yourself thinking unkind and mean thoughts, STOP! Just stop it. Do not allow negative thoughts to remain in you. Remember your blessings and go into a mode of Thanksgiving. Stop the nonsense and start living the truth of Whose you are, a child of The Most High Creator!
Tell the truth.
We are each created in the image and after the likeness of God.
Holy Spirit dwells in each of us!