Forgiveness is a process that promotes healing and is a starting point for reconciliation. Forgiveness isn’t forgetting, condoning, or perpetuating injustice. It isn’t granted on demand and it doesn’t automatically guarantee reconciliation.
Forgiveness is the decision or choice to give up the right for vengeance, retribution, and negative thoughts.
For discussion. Consider forgiveness:
- How does forgiveness currently play a role in your relationship?
- Have you and your partner ever reflected on forgiveness?
- Did you reflect individually or together?
Identify a few everyday lapses in thoughtfulness you are responsible for that might impact your partner and vice versa.
- How does this acknowledgement help your relationship?
- What healthy ways can you start talking about everyday lapses in thoughtfulness?
If forgiveness seems unachievable, it’s okay to seek professional help.
If you and your partner ever feel overwhelmed by your results or the ensuing discussion, we encourage you to seek out professional support. Call us.
Consider taking an assessment or working through our Discussion Guide for Couples... that's a great place start!
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