Spiritual direction is a relationship where a person shares the details of their spiritual and moral life with a director who gives them advice and encouragement. Spiritual direction is a great way to make oneself accountable to another person and is very helpful for spiritual growth. It is so important for spiritual growth that we have an accurate picture of ourselves and know our own weakness. It is very hard for us to be objective with regard to ourselves, so the advice of a seasoned spiritual director is beneficial. The spiritual doctors of the Church strongly recommend spiritual direction. Most priests act as spiritual directors in one form or another.