The Pain You Give Can’t Cancel Out The Pain You Receive

The Pain You Give Can’t Cancel Out The Pain You Receive

We all get hurt by people around us. Sometimes it’s the people we love dearly and sometimes it’s those we barley know. In either case, it’s something that’s hard to take. Being hurt, misjudged, overlooked, and stepped on isn’t easy.  It’s also not easy to…

forgiving yourself

Let’s Talk About Forgiving Yourself

So far we’ve talked a lot about forgiving others in this 30 Day Forgiveness Challenge. There’s one very important person we’ve not talked about yet – and that’s you. It’s about time we take a closer look at forgiving yourself, what it means, why it’s…

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feeling of forgiveness

The Freeing Feeling Of Forgiveness

I want to share a very powerful quote with you today. To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.~Lewis B. Smedes The key to why forgiveness is so important to find happiness is in this one little quote….

false sense of power

Forgiveness Gives You A False Sense Of Power

Something interesting happens when we feel that someone has done us wrong and we choose to hold on to a grudge because of it. I’m not saying it’s good. In fact, it isn’t, but the reaction, and the story we tell ourselves, is interesting. Here’s…

the connection between forgiveness and depression

The Connection Between Forgiveness & Depression

In yesterday’s post we briefly went over some of the negative things associated with ignoring forgiveness. Today, I want to dig a little deeper and take a look at the connection between forgiveness and depression. There are actually two sides to this story. One involves…

ignoring forgiveness

Why It’s A Bad Idea To Ignore Forgiveness

Let’s talk about forgiveness. To be a little more specific, let’s talk about what happens when you choose to ignore forgiveness, or you just plain can’t bring yourself to forgive and move on. I get it. There are times and situations where it’s hard to…

forgiveness is important

Forgiveness Is Important

The act of forgiveness is something we should all strive to do more of.  Not only is it kind, it is a very important act for both the person doing the forgiving and the one receiving it. The simple process of forgiving is very freeing….

forgiveness doesn't mean

What Forgiveness Isn’t

In my last post I shared my thoughts about what exactly forgiveness is and what it means. Today, I want to take a little bit of time to look at what forgiveness isn’t and what forgiveness doesn’t mean. There are a lot of common misconceptions…

What is Forgiveness

What Is Forgiveness?

Before we dive in to the more hands-on content of this 30 day challenge, I think it’s important that we’re on the same page about what forgiveness is. In tomorrow’s post, we’ll talk a little more about what it isn’t, and then we move into…

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