Gwyneth Paltrow’s Blog, she writes:
“As a woman who was raised in a society where it is implied that women should be agreeable and amenable, where speaking up for yourself can label you ‘difficult’, I personally have found it difficult to do that very thing. Why is it important to have personal boundaries and make sure they are not crossed? More importantly, how can we keep them while coming off strong and not strident?”
Ephesians 4:15 “SPEAK THE TRUTH IN LOVE!”
Whether that truth is encouragement, help, information, self-assertion, correction, whatever…. say it with the intention of loving that person and doing what is best for them. Speak the truth in love.