Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Keys to Forgiveness #2

2.  Trade places with your spouse and imagine how much you would like to be forgiven.

This goes hand in hand with #1, you need to see the situation from your spouse's point of view, but by trading places with them, it puts you in their shoes and you realize how important forgiveness for them is.  It helps you to see their sincerity and through you forgiving them it can help them move forward.  Also with forgiveness comes great peace.  Sometimes our spouse can wrong us so greatly that it is hard to forgive them because you cannot trust them.  Forgiveness and trust are two seperate issues.  To forgive is to say that you accept their apology and all that they have done to repair the situation.  The trust comes back through time as they show you over and over that they are sorry but not doing that wrong again.  Trust has to be earned, whereas forgiveness is essential to our personal peace in life. 

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