“It is important that when we are engaged in admonition… with a brother who is overcome in sin, we call attention to the truth in an extraordinarily compassionate, tender and loving spirit.” – R. C. Sproul
We all give counsel all the time, but sometimes it’s the counsellor himself that needs counselling.
Two things an adviser ought not to do – admonish in public and give misleading advice.
In some situations to admonish an adult publicly is humiliating. Worse still is to deliberately give misleading counsel.
When you advise another, remember that you have a responsibility for that person’s actions.