One of my favourite most-quotes is this one, from Proverbs 27:6 ,‘Wounds from a friend can be trusted, but an enemy multiplies kisses.’(http://bit.ly/2LtYSk7)

Too often, the people around us would rather let us carry on making mistakes than risk having conflict with us [who enjoys conflict?]. But this verse builds on the idea of accountability saying that if we have people who truly love us, even when their words are hard to hear they can be trusted to help us grow in character and become better people. Those who simply “Yes!” everything we do are not real friends at all.