Forgiving the Apologizing Spouse – MM #326

Sometimes it’s difficult to forgive each other in marriage. So actions can separate us. But it is important to find a way to forgive the apologizing spouse. “Marriage becomes a series of surprises for most of us, and one of them is how frequently we need to forgive and be Read More…

Why Forgive? – Marriage Message #193

“The most important skill in maintaining unity as a couple is forgiveness. You’ll undoubtedly make mistakes, disappoint one another, and make some poor decisions. The only way to keep the relationship growing in the midst of our humanity is to forgive.” (Bill and Pam Farrel) We’re told in the Bible Read More…

Apologies That Make A Positive Difference

It’s important to know that apologies are not created equal. Just because you apologize, it doesn’t mean that the receiver feels you really “get it” as far as how much they have hurt you. As a result, they very well may reject your sincerity when you apologize. The following is Read More…

Forgiveness: Important in Marriage – Message #92

“Marriage becomes a series of surprises for most of us, and one of them is how frequently we need to forgive and be forgiven.” (From the book, “The First Years of Forever” by Dr Ed Wheat) In our many years of marriage we’ve had to give the gift of forgiveness Read More…

Forgiveness in Marriage – MM #55

This is a difficult subject to discuss because of the sensitivity of what it involves to get to that place. But it is a necessary one because we all must deal with forgiveness. Throughout this message, we’re going to weave together various quotes and scriptures, praying it will minister to Read More…

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WE DON’T FORGIVE?

What happens when you don’t forgive? Do you want to know a few things that could possibly happen if don’t eventually come to a place where you are able to release the hurt you are feeling and forgive? Below are a few points you might want to prayerfully consider on Read More…

What If The Other Person Won’t Forgive You?

What do you do if you’re the one who has done wrong? You have acknowledged your error, but the other person won’t forgive you. Or they say they forgive you, but act like they’re still trying to even the score? Do you have to keep asking for forgiveness? Do you Read More…

How Does One Forgive Infidelity?

“The difference between holding on to a hurt or releasing it with forgiveness is like the difference between laying your head down at night on a pillow filled with thorns or a pillow filled with rose petals.” (Loren Fincher –More Stories from the Heart) To forgive infidelity, though, is especially thorny Read More…

Forgiveness In Marriage

“Unless couples CREATE compatibility THROUGHOUT their marriage, the compatibility they had at the time of their wedding will be destroyed.” (Willard Harley) And this includes giving forgiveness in marriage. Compatibility has to be continually worked on so it isn’t destroyed by the hassles that barge into our lives everyday. “The rigors Read More…

Forgiveness And Restoration After Adultery

The following is a true testimony written by Nancy Anderson edited from the excellent book, Avoiding the Greener Grass Syndrome. Nancy tells what happened to her marriage with her husband Ron after it was discovered that she was having an affair with another man she had worked with. After a Read More…