I have several friends whom are boys. I try to make sure all our conversations are chaste, discreet and pleasing to The Lord. One of them recently complained to me about how he was recently “outshone” by people “less talented than him” and well, he didn’t specifically ask for advice, but I gave it to him because his speech was a little prideful and I didn’t want to see him get hurt by his pride. So I basically told him (in a respectful, friendly way) that life doesn’t always go as we want it, and that we can’t let prideful or “but I’m BETTER” thoughts consume us or even have a place… because our thoughts become actions and thoughts like that aren’t pleasing to God, I’m sure. He agreed readily, and I think was humbled, but I have to ask, was what I said right? Was it out of place for me to “rebuke” him, if that’s even what it was? Was I teaching him, or was it just advice? Because it is clear in The Bible that women are not to teach men (1 Tim. 2:12-14 )! Also, was it unchaste for him to even complain to me? He asked me if he “could rant” to me about it, should I have stopped him from telling me about it? I only want to have God-honoring relationships and I do not know if that is out of place! Any thoughts?