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When Last Did You Forgive Someone?

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http://www.ngrguardiannews.com - And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive him, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins. (Mark 11: 25)







I WAS with a group of about eight young men and women, recently. They had been experiencing some internal wrangling within their fold. Each had a different story to tell on why things had not been working among them. Each tried to justify his or her actions, deep sense of anger and misgiving. None wanted to take responsibility for obvious l

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In Jonathan Dee's 'A Thousand Pardons,' to ask for forgiveness is divine -- or, at least, expedient

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http://www.cleveland.com - To err is human, to ask for forgiveness, divine -- and, if it doesn't quite rise to the divine, then asking for forgiveness is at the very least expedient. That's the premise of the slick, cynical "A Thousand Pardons," the new novel from Jonathan Dee, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for his last novel, "The Privileges."



The humans who populate Dee's novel are the descendants of the Johns Updike and Cheever, prosperous yet needy suburbanites whose vague unhappiness with what they thought t

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Forgiveness Isn't All It's Cracked Up To Be : NPR

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http://www.npr.org - You've probably heard that forgiveness reduces stress and can provide peace and closure. But Slate advice columnist Emily Yoffe says that's not always true. She tells host Michel Martin that sometimes it's better to cut ties, especially in the case of some abusive parents. Psychiatrist Richard Friedman also joins the conversation.

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A life of forgiveness

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http://www.lompocrecord.com - There are no healthy and enduring relationships apart from forgiveness. The Bible provides a relationship guide for us, using the following words as a great example: “Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.” Ephesians 4:31-32.



If you desire to maximize your relationships, forgiveness and kindness are essential components. Author and Pa

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No Ordinary Forgiveness

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http://www.todayschristianwoman.com - In our story, the affair gets all the attention, but what I (Trisha) have come to realize is that I had a forgiveness issue long before the affair. I had mastered the art of unforgiveness, and felt clueless about what true forgiveness looked like.



One of the questions we always get is, "How did Trisha ever forgive Justin? How in the world could she forgive him after what he did?" It is one of the most important questions you can ask, and one of the most amazing questions we have the honor of

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Easter is a time to be grateful for forgiveness

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http://www.cleveland.com - I never could figure out how the Easter Bunny laid all those eggs.



This column is not going to be a rant about how if you believe in Jesus Christ and the Christian holiday of Easter, then you don't dare have a chocolate bunny or colored eggs in the house.



There's nothing wrong with bunnies and Easter eggs as part of the celebration.



But the question for Christians is this: What are you celebrating on Easter? The death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, or an excuse for a holiday dinner

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Women's world: Quarreling parents dismay daughter

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http://www.sunstar.com.ph - Dr. Dana Ruiz-Sesante

Cindy Ruiz Garaña, R.N.



Dear Cindy,



MY parent’s marriage is on the brink of a break-up. Fights and anger fill our gloomy home. They are going to sell the house and plan to divide the pay-off between them. It’s over, actually.



It was difficult for me to decide whether I would stay with either mom or dad after their split-up.



The situation is confusing. I witnessed their relationship crumble into pieces. Throughout the crisis, my respect for my parents di

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Ask for forgiveness while donating to charity

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http://www.chicagotribune.com - One asked to be forgiven for becoming "romantically involved" with his wife's sister. Another asked forgiveness for selling drugs, while a third asked to be forgiven for killing an older brother's turtles as a child.



All made their requests on a website called deepQs.com, short for "deep questions," which aims to help people let go of bitterness and resentment while donating to charity. People testify, named or anonymously, while pledging to donate $1 to their choice of charity for every pe

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Friday sermon: Seek forgiveness, say sorry

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http://www.thenational.ae - Apologising is a sign of courage that nobody should be above showing, today's sermon says.

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■ Repent your sins and aim for fresh start



Even the prophets would show remorse and seek forgiveness.



"Apologising does not reduce a person's status, but raises it - even if it were from a father to his son, a teacher to his student or a manager to his employee."



The sermon refers to apologising to Allah for mistakes and sins. The Quran says: "And those who, when they do an evil t

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Forgiveness 101: For Stubborn Fools, Charismatics, Addicts & the Rest of Us

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http://markingtime4now.wordpress.com - More news and views on the healing of relationships, and the fracturing of the church, in its many forms:



The other day I clicked below my blog on a Wordpress-generated link to an article on spirituality and psychology. It turned out to also be about charismatic Christian practices like fainting in the Spirit, peer pressure, faking it, and “groupthink” (none of which I am going to go into here), but parts of the blog were nevertheless instructive on personal spirituality as well.



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