A few weeks ago I was in the position where I felt I needed to say something to someone but felt guilty when it didn’t quite work the way I’d hoped. Is it wrong for us to speak out if we’re genuinely not happy with a situation and we want things to change?
I for one don’t believe it’s wrong, but it can make life slightly more difficult, if the issue happens to be family related. We’re entitled to speak out, just as long as we do it with good grace and it comes straight from the heart. Unfortunately though, there is a fine line between criticism and constructive criticism, but it’s not easy dealing with either.
It’s hard to get a balance so that no offence is taken. Of course we may need to fine tune how and what we say. If offence is taken, it’s not necessarily because it’s something we said; it’s often because the other person’s pride has taken a knock.