We live in a culture that prefers to bury sin rather than properly admonish. Consider this quote from Dietrich Bonhoeffer:
Nothing can be more cruel than the tenderness that consigns another to his sin. Nothing can be more compassionate than the severe rebuke that calls a brother back from the path of sin.
“Pay attention to yourselves! If your brother sins, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him, and if he sins against you seven times in the day, and turns to you seven times, saying, ‘I repent,’ you must forgive him.”(Lk 17:3-4).”
 Bonhoeffer, Life Together, 107.