A few weeks ago I preached from 1 Corinthians 4:14 on the importance of admonishment in loving relationships. Had I read this quote from Paul Tripp prior to preaching that sermon, I probably would have shared this quote:
"We fail to confront, not because we love others too much, but because we love ourselves too much. We fear others misunderstanding us or being angry with us. We are afraid of what others will think. We don't want to endure the hardships of honesty because we love ourselves more than we love our neighbors."