In a healthy relationship, the saw blade of truth cuts both ways. For the one who wields the edge of truth, they must first allow the blade to cut through the motives of their heart before they speak or the cut will produce death, not life. For the ones who are recipients of the incising edge of truth, they must offer their pride and any fear of repercussion to the blade without hesitation. This process of integrity trims away those things that will eventually destroy a relationship if not challenged and removed. A willingness of both parties to allow a two-way cut is what keeps a relationship healthy and growing.