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The absolute power of forgiveness

kalantri on Articles - “I can’t believe he did that.”

“Her words hurt.”

“I don’t think I’ll ever forget.”

You’ve been sinned against. The pain and shame never leave you. If you’re a Christian and someone has hurt you – forgiveness is the only solution that will set you free. If you’re bitter, angry, jealous, spiteful, envious, or holding a grudge – forgiveness is your only hope.

Our typical reaction when we’ve been hurt is to lash out or fight back. Forgiveness is the glue that holds relationships togethe

Forgive and Forget: Forgiving a Wrong Causes the Human Brain to More Easily Forget It

kalantri on Articles - The age-old saying, "forgive and forget," may have some scientific truth behind it. It turns out that if a person forgives someone, they're more easily able to forget the transgression.

"It is well established that learning to forgive others can have positive benefits for an individual's mental health," said Saima Noreen, one of the researchers, in a news release. "The ability to forget upsetting memories may provide an effective coping strategy that enables people to move on with their live

Whatever will you do today? Let us forgive and be forgiven

kalantri on Articles - Philippians 4:8, “Finally brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.”

Whatever will you do today?

Paul’s remarkable words becomes even more remarkable when we remember the situation of his writing. Paul, under house arrest and facing his death, writes to Christian people living in the city of Philippi. Take a

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Forgiveness restored Everly harmony

forgiven on Music - It grieves me to write for this Sunday morning that Phil and Don Everly are no longer a duo, at least here on terra firma.

On Friday, Phil passed in California at age 74 from obstructive pulmonary disease, leaving behind a musical legacy that is so entwined with his older brother it is as if both are now gone from our midst.

For me, Phil and Don Everly’s blend of voices was a harmonic convergence of the sacred and the secular. There is no way to prove this, but I believe the mysteries of

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Forgive and Forget: How Letting Go Can Strengthen Your Relationship

kalantri on Articles - Based on the comments below my last column (Train Your Man, September 9, 2013), I seem to have caused quite a stir with my ideas about how to get your partner to “behave better.” It seems the people who commented in protest focused an awful lot on the attention-grabbing headline and had trouble seeing the big picture of what I was trying to point out.

My column originated from a clinical situation I observe all the time: People ask me what they can do to change their partners. My husband mos

Now and always, give the gift of forgiveness

forgiveness on Articles - Although the holidays are a hectic time, I always try to step back for a moment and reflect on what the year has brought. It is a time to count my blessings and appreciate all that I have in life -- a wonderful family, a fantastic group of people to work with, and good health (knock on wood!).

But recently, I was reminded of something else that is so important to a good life. As I sat and watched the celebration of life for Nelson Mandela on TV, it struck me how this man suffered so much, ye

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Why do we need to Forgive ?

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When you hold resentment toward another, you are bound to that person or condition by an emotional link that is stronger than steel. Forgiveness is the only way to dissolve that link and get free.

-Catherine Ponder

Forgiveness is an essential for moving ahead on any path. Forgive not because you have been told so but for being liberated from your self created prison of hatred.

In many of the sessions I have conducted I see Forgiveness and Healing closely intertwined.When we die we

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Hannah Smith suicide: Dad ready to FORGIVE trolls who bullied her on

forgiveness on Articles - The dad of tragic suicide teen Hannah Smith says he is ready to FORGIVE the online trolls who hounded her to death.

David Smith, 45, urged the bullies to come forward so he can understand why his 14-year-old daughter took her own life.

Schoolgirl Hannah was found hanged in her bedroom by her sister at the family home in Lutterworth, Leics, earlier this month.

She was hounded by anonymous trolls in the months leading up to her death - with several messages urging her to kill hers

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Forget About Resolutions! 5 Things to Remove Instead of Resolve

kalantri on Articles - Everyone talks about resolutions this time of year. Making changes, setting goals, remembering dreams we once had, and wanting to live better. But the only thing I see happening with resolutions is "adding" to the already secret mess that is my life.

5 Reminders of How You Can Let Go to Create a Better Life

1. I will let go of the hurt from my past. We all have painful memories from our past. When we do not let them go, they continue to hurt. The searing pain is felt over and over again

Lessons Learned

kalantri on Articles - After a year of journaling, Leggett found that some lessons were repetitive and some contradicted each other, but all offered potential for self-instruction. As the new year begins, she shares what she learned—and relearned—to inspire your 2014.

➤People don’t always do what they say they’re going to do. Forgive them.

➤ You won’t always do what you say you’re going to do. Forgive yourself.

➤ Never underestimate the power of following up.

➤ Tip well for good service. Waiters, the peo