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I Believe In The Power Of Forgiveness

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 439 People

    People when they are told time later

    that they erred to you personally and not if an act or motive, their pressured apology to the self makes the guilt and shame and depression feel much better and you feel liberated and together and at peace, at least for some time. It's a continuous thing to maintain relations...
    kiddishguy kiddishguy 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 15, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 54 Responses Nov 18, 2012

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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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    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 6 Responses Jan 30, 2012

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

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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 13 Responses Feb 17

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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 also believe that forgiveness does not always mean the person is welcomed back into your life. It's perfectly okay to forgive someone then turn around a walk away from them...
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    Yes, I believe in God. But lately, I've been wondering about where I truly stand on the matter of my beliefs. I have said, over the years, that I'm a Christian/Catholic. But now, I...
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    HandyMannyWanny HandyMannyWanny 16-17, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I do not wish women to have power over men; but over themselves. Mary Wollstonecraft
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 15 hrs ago

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    It Is NEVER Jesus And Mary 2. Does Jesus wish to establish world devotion to Mary? Please know that such was never the desire or will of the Lord at any time as expressed in the...
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    The Old Cross and the New ALL UNANNOUNCED AND MOSTLY UNDETECTED there has come in modern times a new cross into popular evangelical circles. It is like the old cross, but...
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    What Must I do to inherit Eternal Life? When asked this very question Jesus Responded: And behold, a certain lawyer stood up and tested Him, saying, “Teacher, what shall I do to...
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    how do you forgive someone for something unforgivable? this is something i am struggling with the last few days. i feel agitated and resentful. it feels as though an acid has been...
    mariegander mariegander 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 28

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    I was raised catholic...well not in a strict catholic manner...we frequently went to church. Before tucking me in I always said a prayer with my mother and at school we had...
    mishale80 mishale80 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 31

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    I don't forgive the other person, however, I have never wished bad things for them. I think the problem with forgiveness for me is that forgiveness, in my life has been reserved...
    tryingagainII tryingagainII 56-60, M 2 Responses Feb 19

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    I have a dad who, more or less at times. Always have been rather anxious, causious, nervous, poor self-image, slightly depressive. Mom even somewhat the same, tho differently...
    mirkwood86 mirkwood86 26-30, M 4 hrs ago

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    I am asking for prayer for a dear EP friend of mine. She is battling Stage 4 Breast Cancer that has spread to her lungs and sinuses. She is a beautiful soul inside and out. She...
    RedTearsFall RedTearsFall 31-35, F 9 Responses 5 days ago

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    Brooke01 Brooke01 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    The Secret Behind Secret Societies / Total Onslaught - Walter Veith Much has been written on secret societies and there are numerous speculations as to which powers control them...
    sinewriter sinewriter 36-40, M 5 days ago

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    the book of revelation sounds scary but all it is saying is that Christ conquers evil and order will be restored. so we should happily look forward to the second coming when God's...
    kpl2014 kpl2014 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 31

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    You never really can take back words... Beautiful or hateful, it's out in the open. You can be praised for them, hated, make no difference, or be forgiven, but they're there, and...
    SophiePlease SophiePlease 16-17, F Feb 7

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    I see my error now. I accept responsibility for all that has happened. I accept fault for driving those I love away. I recognize that, in many things, I should have tried harder...
    vrintige vrintige 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 10

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    Holding onto grudges, bitterness and hatred does more psychological, emotional and human spiritual damage to the holder of hatred than the person they feel hatred towards, and even...
    MindBodySpirit MindBodySpirit 46-50, M Feb 13

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    I have a theory that we have multiple “ones.” That there is not just one soul reserved for us to love, learn and go deep with. This was a hard lesson to learn, meeting my...
    Eir89 Eir89 36-40, F 9 Responses Feb 13

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    Twin flames, aka twin souls, is a term that I'd never heard of until just last week. This is quite a coincidence... ever since my teens I have had what supposedly could be visions...
    MistofTime MistofTime 31-35, M 2 Responses Feb 15

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    Boasts of the Roman Church about Sunday The Vatican took it down so I had to wayback machine it ;) http://web.archive.org/web/20011115153000/http://www.vatican.va/archive...
    sinewriter sinewriter 36-40, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I do. I believe in God the creator. Why would you believe in gas?
    AtypicNic AtypicNic 18-21, M 4 hrs ago

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    I think that's what is wrong in our world today every church to me in America puts God in a box. And I'm not going to do that. God is every where! The air we breath the colors we...
    kcauley kcauley 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 7

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    I believe in miracles! I am not a religious person, but I believe in a Supreme Being and an order in the Universe and the power of prayer and hope! Four years ago our 18 year old...
    darlingrose darlingrose 70+, F 1 Response Feb 15

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    Please message me. I've been feeling this and other weird things for a while now. Sometimes I feel like I have a connection with the world around me, like I can sense people and...
    BlackholeEP BlackholeEP 18-21, M Jan 31

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    I'm my own worst enemy, and I have no idea how to change that. I depend on other peoples approval even though I've learned time and time again, that you can't please everyone. Too...
    Megan2134 Megan2134 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 6