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I Believe In The Power Of Forgiveness

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 526 People

    To Forgive Is To Free Yourself

    I have held on to my fair share of anger....even feelings of hatred. I'll be honest and say that they have taken their toll on me. The funny thing is that we often hold on to these negative feelings in an attempt to hurt those who hurt us. The reality is that clinging to our...
    LG76 LG76 36-40, F 4 Responses Jan 30, 2012

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    Forgiving Is Difficult

    I was inspired to write this after reading a post in this group. Forgiveness really is the answer but it is no easy task for most and well I believe that is so because we start out by trying to forgive the wrong person. Ya all know what I'm talking about, we focus on forgiving...
    humblerider humblerider 56-60, M 8 Responses May 3, 2012

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    If you have sex with the one your Inlove family

    member would the one your Inlove forgive you ? .. Ever?
    Revelyn Revelyn 18-21, F Jan 6, 2014

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    God Does Too!

    Ain't that mighty! I find great comfort in knowing that I'm being forgiven.
    AlbertSAT AlbertSAT 66-70, M 1 Response Dec 2, 2012

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    I truly do believe this,

    that forgiving someone frees you from whatever power they or their actions have over you. Past hurts need to be let go. So that you can move on and flourish. Its something I have always stressed with my friends, emphasizing how empowering it can be. But be darned if in all my...
    Chrye Chrye 51-55, F 10 Responses Feb 17

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    lovingRIZA lovingRIZA 51-55, F Jul 25

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    The Forgiveness Notebook

    It began with a dream, a dream so vivid I woke up near tears. I had a falling out, shall we say, with my family nine years ago, have not spoken with parents or siblings or extended family since. What happened was so shocking as to be almost unbelievable in its hurtfulness...
    Quintesse Quintesse 51-55, F 7 Responses Jun 7, 2011

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    Forgiving You...

    To forgive someone, you must care about them. When we care about people and we hurt them our first instinct is to apologize. It is a test to see if you care in return. If you stick your nose in the air and walk away obviously they didn't care. If they look at you and forgive you...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jun 7, 2011

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    When you truly forgive; you free yourself from

    the bondage of bitterness. This is one of life's great lesson. Forgive yourself for your mistakes. Forgive the person who did you wrong. Forgive but do not forget so that you don't do it again.
    Toliveandlearn Toliveandlearn 31-35, M 2 Responses Feb 25, 2014

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    Modern Day Transfiguration - Must Read -

    What you are about to read is fact. There are no embellishments, no deceit, and no misinformation. My name and age are irrelevant at this point in time, but my presence must be made public. What you are about to read is a revelation on life, a testament to truth, and an...
    LifeEmotion LifeEmotion 26-30 1 Response May 3, 2012

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    Forgiveness is a weird concept.

    People attempt to manipulate others by playing the "forgiveness" card. Especially if they think you are a Christian. The typical approach is, "I m sorry for what I did to you. But, since you are a good Christian you are a good Christian you have to "forgive and forget...
    fr33bird fr33bird 51-55, M 1 Response Apr 1

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    bluegilledgirl bluegilledgirl 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 16, 2014

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    We must develop and maintain the capacity to

    forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.
    gnehs28 gnehs28 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    My friend and I were seeing each other

    since February. I had deep feelings for him. I think I was almost in love with him. We continued to date and I slept with him in March. He used to tell me all kinds of things like: I was beautiful. He adores me.. He made me feel wonderful. But then I noticed that he took...
    Fierrrrce Fierrrrce 18-21, F Jun 24, 2014

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    Personal Growth

    When we hold on to resentments it festers and in turn others get hurt in the crossfire whether it's intentional or not. It closes the doors to growing as people, spiritually and emotionally. To truly forgive, one must step outside of themselves and see things as a whole and not...
    RhombusInTheSquare RhombusInTheSquare 36-40, F 53 Responses Nov 18, 2012

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    Forgive And Be Forgiven - It's Our Nature

    Don't we all live through the need of forgiveness almost daily. We all do something wrong somewhere, everyday! I do! How could we move on if we don't forgive ourselves...for every little mistake? And the Lord that created us, is even more forgiving than ourselves! Don't...
    nourradiance nourradiance 36-40, F 2 Responses Jun 7, 2011

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    A Peaceful Soul

    I have allways been a peace maker from a small child and still today.It breaks my heart to see some one up set for something I said, I need to allways ask them to forgive me right a way.I may not understand why, but my compassion is so strong wheather I am at fault or not I want...
    trails trails 56-60, F 2 Responses May 3, 2012

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    Let Yourself Be Forgiven And Change , Then You Will Not Want To Judge Others..

    I FOUND THIS ONLINE AND IT EXPLAINS THE MEDITATION I HAVE BEEN USING FOR SEVERAL YEARS , I THOUGHT I WOULD SHARE IT ON HERE ..  :-) THE MEDITATION-OBSERVATION EXERCISE by Lawrence Wilson, MD © September 2012, The Center for Development Click here to listen to the older version...
    whoisjohngalt2 whoisjohngalt2 51-55, M Dec 1, 2012

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    Moving Mountains

    I Forgive You. I happen to believe that forgiveness is an art. While I am aware that many, many people see forgiveness as indicative of weakness, I think I can make a pretty decent argument for the complete opposite interpretation. It begins right at the moment when we first...
    Quintesse Quintesse 51-55, F 8 Responses May 2, 2012

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    Just know that there is power in a prayer. I know because I have seen how my Heavenly Father has moved and currently is moving in my life! I pray for you...
    Nichole1992 Nichole1992 22-25, F 3 hrs ago

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    Sorry but if I'm ever with a guy, I could never have him be stuck with only me his entire life. I'm gonna get hate for this and have millions of people say it's because of my "low...
    crypticcrime crypticcrime 18-21, F 3 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    Love heals. Period. There is no higher power that can heal you than the power of love. One word of love is all it takes for all the bruises to heal. And it was faster than...
    kasiyat kasiyat 26-30, F 4 hrs ago

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    Luke 1 26 In the sixth month, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, 27 to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David...
    RepentTillSeptember RepentTillSeptember 26-30, M 5 hrs ago

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    ( Try to make it short ) One time my biker friend had a bike accident, broken leg with several wounds. He didn't want to go to hospital so my other biker friend tried to heal him...
    Sonoluminescence Sonoluminescence 70+ 11 hrs ago

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    I personally have had to forgive people for things that was deemed unforgivable, but I realized the longer I walked around with this on me in my heart, the worst I felt. Forgiving...
    SentimentalMood SentimentalMood 36-40, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    Why do I hate U.S. Conservatism? There are so many reasons, but I will try to keep this brief and expand on it later. I'm not writing this from the perspective of a post modern...
    BlotOutTheSun BlotOutTheSun 22-25, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Ephesians 1:7 In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God's grace.
    RepentTillSeptember RepentTillSeptember 26-30, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    The following is a prayer to god that has given me the foundation for my noble purpose of exposing him for the evil abuser he is. If you love god this prayer is not for you. "Our...
    DGA2000 DGA2000 61-65 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    WHITEBOARD POWER KIT REVIEW - WHITEBOARD POWER KIT OVERVIEW: • Homepage: Whiteboard Power Kit • Product Name: Whiteboard Power Kit • Type of Product: WhiteBoard Graphics Pack...
    fekuluya fekuluya 22-25, M 6 days ago

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    WHITEBOARD POWER KIT – HUGE DISCOUNT IS WAITING FOR YOU!!!! WHITEBOARD POWER KIT REVIEW - WHITEBOARD POWER KIT OVERVIEW: • Homepage: Whiteboard Power Kit • Product Name...
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    WHITEBOARD POWER KIT – Not Hundreds, Not Thousands, MILLIONS of Whiteboard image Options Tag: Whiteboard Power Kit, Whiteboard Power Kit review, Whiteboard Power Kit review...
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    The frightened girl, this is a realistic story Already occurred. The child's eyes began to shed tears, and then became tears pouring down profusely, finally her voice rose...
    lamlom lamlom 56-60, M 1 Response a week ago

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    As people, I think we all do things that hurt others. Some things may cause more hurt than other things, but we all do it. There are times where the hurt is unintentional. Things...
    Hannah1100 Hannah1100 13-15, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    I don't think I ever have.. My father was (still is) very religious man and he would take me and my brother to church every Sunday. We would pray, attend to church activities and...
    SuicidalSam SuicidalSam 22-25, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    I'm a very forgiving person but I do not forget. I forgive people but I don't let them walk over me. Once someone has betrayed me I take a mental note not to trust that person. so...
    EarthLorde EarthLorde 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Forgiveness is the key that unlocks the door of resentment and the handcuffs of hatred. It breaks the chains of bitterness and the shackles of selfishness. ~Corrie ten Bloom
    CurvesandClass CurvesandClass 41-45, F 5 Responses Jul 27

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    When I was talking about losing a child, and the other person seemed surprised that I was ok. It occurred to me that as a society we don't talk about the **** we have overcome...
    loveCT loveCT 31-35, F 7 Responses Jul 26

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    Knowing about this Law WILL change your life.. In every single way-I urge you to learn about it because you use it every second of the day (unknowingly). This Law is real and...
    Questx Questx 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 26

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    *BOND of CONNECTEDNESS* I am filled with gratitude for this day, for my life, for the lives of the people whom I love and for the gifts of love that humble me to my core. In the...
    KaleidoscopeMoment KaleidoscopeMoment 36-40, F 7 Responses Jul 26

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    I have always believed that forgiveness is very important. I would actually say it is one of the keys to happiness. I am always quick to forgive. Holding onto unforgiveness is...
    tcennoC tcennoC 51-55, M 2 Responses Jul 25

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    in think forgiveness is the only option for finding peace again. I am going to work on it. I don't want to lose my self. I want to become more kind the I ever was.
    Somexyz Somexyz 26-30, M Jul 24

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