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I Believe In The Power Of Forgiveness

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 415 People

    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

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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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    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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    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...
    FierrrrceNadia FierrrrceNadia 18-21, F Jun 24

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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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    If you have sex with the one your Inlove family

    member would the one your Inlove forgive you ? .. Ever?
    Revelyn Revelyn 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 6

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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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    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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    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 2 days ago

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    bluegilledgirl bluegilledgirl 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 16

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Difficult, but sometimes vital. If I couldn't forgive certain events from my past I’d not be here. Feeling constant anger over something is incredibly draining, and incredibly...
    morea morea 22-25, F 8 Responses Dec 8

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    Everyone has transgressed against someone else at sometime; therefore, everyone is liable to retribution. But think of the madness that would ensue if everyone were to 'get even...
    Philonous Philonous 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    Our 29 Year Age Difference! We meet on AgeMeet.com , I am 21 and my boyfriend is 50. We were friends for a couple years before we got together, we have been together 3 amazing...
    amanda198812 amanda198812 26-30, F Dec 9

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    I'm a good enough person to forgive you <3 But I'm not stupid enough to trust you again
    RebeccaMontero RebeccaMontero 22-25, F 9 Responses Dec 7

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    'When ever any man transgresses against you or another, presently consider with yourself what it was that he supposed to be good, and what to be evil, when he transgressed . For...
    Philonous Philonous 18-21, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Forgiveness for a man I thought to be evil has been an amazing learning experience. Although its not complete, I have found it gives me control over the pain I once felt. I have...
    EverlyAnn EverlyAnn 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 20

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    To the God whom i thought i knew, We are an entire generation with the broken pieces of our religion scattered on the floor around us. We are the children who learned fake...
    Ellabella95 Ellabella95 18-21 Nov 26

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    My honest questions and ideas about Christianity, short handed and fast. Did they get you to think of religion in a new way? If the bible is completely correct and perfect, and if...
    Jaixi Jaixi 26-30, M 4 Responses Dec 5

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    Forgiveness heals . That's why we pray to God . I know it's not the best idea, but what option have we? We are in this together, simply money can't make people happy. Human care is...
    kiddishguy kiddishguy 26-30, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Never forget the three powerful resources you always have available to you: love, prayer, and forgiveness.
    sleyblakes sleyblakes 22-25 Dec 5

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    Never forget the three powerful resources you always have available to you: love, prayer, and forgiveness.
    sleyblakes sleyblakes 22-25 Dec 6

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    "This I Believe (The Creed)" Hillsong, 2014 Our Father everlasting The all creating One God Almighty Through Your Holy Spirit Conceiving Christ the Son Jesus our Savior...
    sunnycaramelo sunnycaramelo 46-50, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I don't have a blog nor do I know how to make one. im not a pastor I haven't been a big believer of the bible for a long time Im a new believer a born again but the truth is...
    LilBigThinker LilBigThinker 22-25, M 5 Responses Nov 24

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    I just think of all the times I needed forgiveness... I just made bad decisions or at times was not thinking. I know at times it was hard to forgive me but I am greatful to those...
    lake1107 lake1107 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 22

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    objective morality There’s something that doesn’t make sense to me about the morality of atheists, evolutionists, and/or those who don’t believe in a god or higher power. I...
    FutureisZERO FutureisZERO 22-25, M 2 Responses Nov 23

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    When someone tells you, " I miss you so bad, it hurts", don't ever hesitate to come and feel the pain, together.  Being in love IS the greatest vulnerable, fragile,  and yet...
    MyLady9 MyLady9 46-50, F 9 Responses Nov 21

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    My name is Nima and I had no special Knowledge about any Psychokinetic Powers. As a Teenager I was very Interested in Graphic, Architecture, Music and Computer. I Learned to Play...
    Aminomo Aminomo 46-50, M 1 Response Nov 27

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    I am neither a leader, nor an eloquent speaker or a special person. Though not a native English speaker, I am just a person like you. A heartbroken person plagued by confusion...
    Daolaeden Daolaeden 36-40 1 day ago

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    All those people running around yelling that everyones else is going to hell and that god hates them ruined it for me. Do i believe in god yes. Have i read the bible, yes. Do i go...
    TheWickedJester TheWickedJester 26-30, M 3 Responses Nov 23

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    Dr. Joseph Nicolosi explains the dynamics of bias against ex-gays The following essay “Why Gays Cannot Speak for Ex-gays” by Joseph Nicolosi, Ph.D. is from the NARTH website...
    OnewithJC OnewithJC 36-40, F Dec 6

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    If "traditional" values are: Compassion Ethics Generosity Forgiveness Love Charity Courtesy Respect Honor ... then yes, I believe in traditional values.
    notthis78 notthis78 36-40, F 1 day ago

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    You're too delicate, it's true. You're constantly in crisis, in worry and in panic. When you get too emotional, you are never able to explain right away. So they hurt you. It's...
    susipsikopat susipsikopat 22-25, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    Sometimes, when this world tests me...I feel like it's not a fair test. Or perhaps, that it is more of a provocation than anything else. It feels like everything is made...
    PurpleGlassPalace PurpleGlassPalace 26-30, M 6 Responses Nov 20

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    This evening i was advised my neighbor Ron, has leukemia ... on top of the heart condition he is still recovering from. Ron is a bit older than me ... we only visit occasionally...
    MaskedRascal MaskedRascal 36-40, M 3 Responses Nov 30

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    I am a believer in witchcraft and powers. There's magic all around us, we all have our own powers but you have to believe in it.
    1thinginlife 1thinginlife 13-15, F Dec 5

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    He seals the hand of every man, that all men may know HIs work. Job 37:7 He comes from the north as golden splendor; with God is awesome majesty. As for the Almighty, we cannot...
    vaylorie vaylorie 46-50, F 6 Responses Dec 7

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    The best thing about this group is that it is so positive, and so encouraging. I was thinking about the confessions section of this website, and how it seems to be haunted by...
    PurpleGlassPalace PurpleGlassPalace 26-30, M 3 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    When I was younger I used to love two things the news and prayer. I had a favorite children's bible that I read almost every night. I even read to my brother at times. I found...
    Passionfruit3 Passionfruit3 22-25, F 4 Responses Nov 21

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    We all had our downfalls and let downs, we made our mistakes, we all have failed one way or another. No matter how great our sin God is merciful that it hurts that he forgives so...
    DiscipleRomans116 DiscipleRomans116 26-30, M 4 Responses Nov 25

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    I am addicted to a hug from my family and friends. I do believe the power of a hug and a smile. I can see how others feel and how I feel when hugged and smiled at. I love it and...
    oldernudistwifeandmom oldernudistwifeandmom 51-55, F 1 Response Nov 28

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    Im Roman Catholic, I love God, I pray nightly, for forgiveness, in gratitude for my blessings, the courage and discipline to be a good father, brother, uncle, and friend, for the...
    AntonioV AntonioV 46-50, M 4 Responses