I’m continuing my forgiveness series in the coming weeks by giving greater clarity to the myths people often embrace about forgiveness.
7 Myths of Forgiveness
- If I forgive, I will immediately and automatically feel better.
- If I forgive, I won’t feel hurt or angry again, no matter how many times my offender reoffends.
- If I forgive, I am saying that what my offender did was okay.
- If I forgive, I let my offender off the hook of responsibility.
- If I forgive, I give up my right to protect myself.
- It’s not real or “total forgiveness,” unless my offender asks for my forgiveness.
- If I forgive, I must reconcile with my offender.
In the days and weeks to come I’ll be unpacking and explaining each of these myths. In my next post this coming Wednesday, I will be writing on the first two since they are so interrelated, so I hope you come back!
What myths could you add to my list above?
Which of the myths are you most interested in hearing about?
Since I’m going through radiation treatment, I’ve not been able to read everyone’s posts linked up here at Wedded Wednesday. But I did read some of them and I want you all to know that I’ve ALWAYS gotten something from every one of you when I visit your blogs! I feel like I have some of the best bloggers on the block join me here weekly!
But today I want to highlight three bloggers from this past week’s link up that really caught my eye. I’ll be selecting specific bloggers who link up here on Wedded Wednesday at least once a month from now on to give a “shout out” and high five. So, if you haven’t already done so, check out three of my faves below!
- My Wild Imagination by Darby Dugger
- 8 Ways to Improve Your Marriage by Ugochi Jolomi
- Kisses in the kitchen and how not to have sex … by Sheila Kimball of Longings End
Click the link to read more posts in this Forgiveness Series.
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