A Christian will find it cheaper to pardon than to resent. Forgiveness saves the expense of anger, the cost of hatred, and the waste of spirit. –Hannah More
It is hard for us to forgive those who we feel have wronged us. This article talks about the importance of forgiving the ex in your life. This is sometimes an issue for many blended families. I also found another that article addresses this topic as well.
I’ve always felt that forgiveness (no matter how horrible the act) is part of the healing process. So I’ve always made it a point to forgive the action, but to never forget the experience. The experience is a lesson that I use in how not to be, how not to act and how not to treat others. But by forgiving it, I’m able to move on. I hope that makes sense 🙂
I wanted to share three of my favorite quotes that I have written down to help myself remember why forgiving others is important:
“Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.”
-John F. Kennedy
“Forgiveness is freeing up and putting to better use the energy once consumed by holding grudges, harboring resentments, and nursing unhealed wounds. It is rediscovering the strengths we always had and relocating our limitless capacity to understand and accept other people and ourselves.”
-Sidney and Suzanne Simon
“No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.”
Thank you for posting the article. It is the perfect time for me to read it and really take it to heart. I think NOW I am ready to forgive.
How about forgiving our ex’s ex! No problem forgiving my ex…that was done years ago. I’ve forgiven, forgotten and moved on. It seems that over and over I am forgiving my husband’s ex. I pray for her constantly and I pray so hard that she and my husband can find a way to stop the horrible struggle. I know he’s forgiven her. I don’t think she realizes what it’s doing to the child involved. Thank you for this post, Morocco, it’s so timely.
I realized last night that instead of “ex’s ex” I totally meant to say spouses ex…sorry ’bout that.