One of the most frequent recommendations within Christian traditions when dealing with habitual sin is to have an accountability partner. If you’re unfamiliar with the jargon, an accountability partner is a friend, preferably of the same gender, who struggles with a similar sin who will routinely check in with you to see whether or not you are having success in your battle against sin.
Accountability is a good thing.Having relationships with people who are willing to not ignore your sin but ask about it and call you out on it is necessary. But there’s one problem that tends to be present in these accountability relationships. They are heavy on the law and light on grace.