There are four people you need to forgive if you are serious about changing your life and learning how to live in the now.
The first are your parents, living or dead. You must absolutely forgive them for every mistake they ever made in bringing you up. At the very least, you should be grateful to them for giving you life. They got you here. If you are happy to be alive, you can forgive them for everything else. Never complain about them again.
Many of my seminar participants have phoned o
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.
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
HOUSTON -- Marcos Garza knows a lot of people would lock him up and throw away the key; but, he’s still asking for forgiveness.
When Garza was 19 years old, he killed a Catholic nun while he was driving drunk in south Houston.
Garza is now 21 years old.
He pleaded guilty to intoxication manslaughter and was sentenced to eight years in prison.
The South Houston High School graduate killed Sister Therese Huang Do when he smashed his truck into her car two years ago.
It happened on
On May 20, 2012, 18 year-old Takunda Mavima was driving home drunk from a party when he lost control and crashed his car into an off-ramp near Grand Rapids, Michigan. Riding in the car were 17 year-old, Tim See, and 15 year-old, Krysta Howell. Both were killed in the accident.
Takunda Mavima lived.
Mavima pleaded guilty to all charges and was sentenced to between 30 months and 15 years in prison.
Despite their unimaginable grief and anger, both the sister and the father of victim, Tim
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
Rachel Pappas’s memoir, Hopping Roller Coasters, details the unpredictable story of a mother and daughter who must cope with their mood disorders, until they can reach a place of mutual understanding that gives way to a stronger relationship with each other. Though I found the content to be emotionally painful at times, I think it’s an insightful read. Pappas provides us with an important takeaway message that revolves around genuine forgiveness and a path for healing.
Rachel’s story highlig
MANILA, Philippines - Petron import Renaldo Balkman went from hero to heel in throwing a tantrum late in the Blaze Boosters’ 83-73 loss to Alaska in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum last Friday but appealed for a chance to redeem himself in a public apology expressing remorse and regret after the blow-up.
Balkman was the league’s leading scorer with a 28.2 clip before facing Alaska but could only deliver six points against the Aces. The win brought Alaska back to th
A conversation with an employee, who was apparently a Christian and wanted to quit over religious differences, helped Ken Levine, the creative director of the upcoming videogame "BioShock Infinite," connect with the Christian concept of forgiveness and thereby improve the story.
An employee working on Irrational Games' third installment of the BioShock series was so offended by the religious themes of a certain scene that he sought to quit the company immediately after completing his playthr
More than 30 years ago, my fundamentalist parents did everything they could to prevent my wife and me from marrying (we were atheists).
My brothers kept neutral or sided with my parents. My wife would have nothing to do with them after we were married.
My parents are now gone. My brothers tried to be nice to my wife, but she resists. I visit my brothers' families by myself.
I understand her position, but I feel she should let bygones be bygones. This is the only bone o