"we need to be honest and humble enough to admit our subtle sins in order to experience the love that comes through the forgiveness of those sins. But we must also face them in order to deal with them. The worst sin of all, in practical terms, is the denial of the subtle sins in our lives. We cannot deal with them until We admit their presence. The first step in dealing with any sin is to acknowledge it and repent in one’s attitude toward it."
Jerry Bridges, Respectable Sins