Marriage Course - September 19, 2012

Day 33 - The Healing Process - Forgive

Forgiveness IS essential and one of the greatest forces for healing In a marriage Degrees of difficulty in forgiving
o Jesus on the cross of those who crucified him
o Small Issues, e.g. husband or wife forqeting to do something or making you late
o Big issues, e.g. unfaithfulness

Forgiveness, is first and foremost, a choice, not a feeling
• Question is not, "Do we feel like forgiving?
• Question IS, "Will we forgive? Will we let go of our self-pity / demand for justice / desire to retaliate?"

Question:What does forgiveness mean to you? Have you been forgiven, or had to forgive someone recently? Do you find it easy, or hard to forgive?

From Series: "Marriage"

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  • Forgiveness IS essential and one of the greatest forces for healing In a marriage
  • Degrees of difficulty in forgiving
    • Jesus on the cross of those who crucified him
    • Small Issues, e.g. husband or wife forqeting to do something or making you late
    • Big issues, e.g. unfaithfulness
  • Forgiveness, is first and foremost, a choice, not a feeling
  • Question is not, “Do we feel like forgiving?

Question IS, “Will we forgive? Will we let go of our self-pity / demand for justice / desire to retaliate?”

What does forgiveness mean to you?  Have you been forgiven, or had to forgive someone recently?  Do you find it easy, or hard to forgive?

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