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Is it okay for a Christian to give a person a "piece of their mind"?

If you are referring to sharing your perceptions of the truth or your feelings with another person in the proper spirit, then yes. The Bible does teach honest, peaceful confrontation with others.
But, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head - Christ.... Therefore, putting away lying, each one speak truth with his neighbor, for we are members of one another.
(Eph. 4:15,25)
If we share our feelings with people in a loving and caring way, then it will be healthy. On the other hand, we shouldn't give a person a "piece of our mind" as a result of frustration or anger with them. This type of behavior is not Scriptural.

"A fool vents all his feelings, but a wise man holds them back" (Prov. 29:11).

The word vent means, "to allow our feelings to come out unchecked or unhindered." This describes a person who loses control and "lets someone have it."

The Bible states that this is foolish. A wise thing to do is hold back those feelings and communicate in love with the person who is provoking you. Don't allow your feelings to make a fool out of you; keep them under control.

Uncontrolled feelings will only cause trouble for you and others as "An angry man stirs up strife, and a furious man abounds in transgression" (Prov. 29:22).

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Joseph Cameneti
Web site: Believers Church
Joe Cameneti Sr. is the lead pastor of Believers Church, located in his hometown of Warren, Ohio. Pastor Joe, along with his wife Gina, pioneered Believers Church in 1983 following his graduation from Bible School. In addition to leading a thriving local church, Pastor Joe is the host of a weekly show called "BCTV." The program is aired locally, reaching over 30,000 people each month. Pastor Joe is a gifted communicator, skilled in the art of building bridges to unchurched America. Transparent and authentic, you'll walk away challenged and encouraged to connect with God in a deeper way.

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