Have you ever had your feelings hurt? Chances are that if you're alive and over the age of 5, you have had someone hurt your feelings. Sometimes it's not a big deal and you move on with your day. Other times it's more dramatic.
As silly as it may sound, the old nursery rhyme"sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never harm me" isn't entirely true. Many people take offense and turn them into life long grudges. Words and actions are powerful.
There are a lot of questions that
Forgiveness is a word we both love and hate. We feel that it is a justifiable, tremendous act of grace as it relates to what God does with our confessed sins.
When God forgives our sins, analytically it’s much akin to God pressing the delete button on his heavenly computer. And when he forgives us, he doesn’t send our sins to a temporary recycle bin just in case he needs to remind us of them. Instead, they are permanently and totally removed from the hard drive! That’s what we love about the
Okay, you messed up. Assuming it wasn’t truly awful—like cheating on him with his brother in their parents’ bed while his dog watched—you can gain his forgiveness. It’s just a matter of knowing how to work it.
Give Him Room
You probably feel a need to talk things out as soon as possible, but often your best bet is to let him cool off—alone. “When I get in a big fight with my girlfriend, it can take me a few days before I’m ready to address things,” says Noah, 35. “Sometimes it helps
No one likes to have a friend mad about something that happened in the past. I try to make amends when I can, but have finally learned that I can’t please everyone. You may not be able to get someone to forget a thing of the past, but it is possible to receive forgiveness for whatever it was. The 8 ways to get someone to forgive you that I have listed below might prove to be useful someday. Take a look and see what you think.
8. Ask with sincerity
Sometimes all it takes is a
As long as we do not forgive, they occupy rent free space in our mind.
Educated persons think clearly and logically, live honourably and courageously, give willingly and generously, and forgive lovingly and graciously.
forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.
Forgiveness is the sweet scent that a flower gives when it is being crushed.
Forgiveness is wonderful fruit that a tree gives when it is being hurt by a stone..!
Great people Give, Give, Give and Forgive
Q: I've really messed up my life. The doctor says I've caught a sexually-transmitted disease that probably can't be cured. No one will ever want to marry me now. Why didn't someone warn me about this? Or maybe they did and I just didn't listen.— R.M.
A: One of life's hardest lessons is that the decisions we make always have consequences, and when those decisions are bad, the consequences will also be bad. I often quote the Bible's warning: "Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man rea
Today is the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur. Although it is often called the “holiest day of the Jewish year,” what is notable about Yom Kippur is not the fact that it is particularly holy, nor is it the fact that many Jews you know might be particularly hungry today. Yom Kippur is notable because it is really all about the unequivocal importance of one thing — atonement. We sit in our religious services all day, reflecting on the need to atone for our sins. However, it is stressed that we cannot
There are many qualities necessary in a successful leader. They need to be bright, ambitious and competent communicators. But the most powerful leaders have an uncanny ability to build trust and confidence among their followers. They do this most effectively with one simple skill ... forgiveness.
It's easy to build faith among followers when everyone is doing everything right. But people aren't robots and even the best performers will have moments when they will fail spectacularly. It's at t
In real life, law rarely forgives any wrong act. In most of the countries law is clear about punishment. We still hear a lot about forgiving in personal relationships. We are told to forgive the major blunders. We are asked to forgive and forget and continue living as if nothing happened. Does that work? To some extent yes, and to some extent no.
Most of us who have been hurt in relationship do not wish to forgive at all. The result is that we suffer from the pain all our life. We are advis
Relationships are tough. Luckily, Jennifer Angel’s put together some handy tips for working through the problems that come up! From infidelity to forgiveness, she tackles major topics with her signature know-how and charisma. Check out these nine helpful tips for working through your relationship issues!
Is it really important to forgive and forget?
Firstly, everyone can make a mistake, even you, so if the shoe was on the other foot, you would like to be given some leniency