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Category Archives: Forgiveness

Is Forgiving Forgetting? What to Do When You Remember Pain

I have been in and around church my entire life. As I have gotten older, there are certain “church sayings” that I have had to check for their truthfulness. One such phrase is “forgive and forget.” Continue reading

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The Journey to Restoring Broken Trust, Part Two

Earlier this week Brad began to lead you on a journey to progressively restore trust after the infidelity of a spouse. Today, we continue on our journey together. Continue reading

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The Journey to Restoring Broken Trust, Part One

In this post, Brad Hambrick describes how couples might work toward restoring their marriage in the aftermath of sexual unfaithfulness. He presents a series of steps that can progressively heal the trauma of broken trust. Join Brad as he lays out a map for this challenging journey… Continue reading

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Lavish Forgiveness: Ephesians 4:32 (Another Look)

In Ephesians 4:32 is Paul teaching forgiveness based upon the repentance of another person or a lavish, unconditional forgiveness based upon how we have been forgiven? What should we be teaching and encouraging with counselees? Continue reading

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I Messed Up: Confessing Sin to Your Boyfriend or Girlfriend Before You Get Engaged

If you are dating someone right now, are you scared to tell him or her about your sinful past? Whether you’ve struggled with difficult sins from the past, or you are still struggling with significant sins right now, it’s important to talk to your future spouse about these things. Continue reading

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5 Wonderful Truths about Biblical Confession: Counseling from the Book of Ezra

As you study Ezra 9-10, you discover 5 wonderful truths about confession. The first 3 have to do with the “private” side of confession, and the last 2 deal with what takes place “publicly” in confession. Continue reading

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Lamentable Confessions

Confessions are usually healing for both the offended and the offender. Most of the time, confessions are heartfelt expressions of the repentance that God has granted. A healing confession is redemptive in that it has the power to “buy back” … Continue reading

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3 Biblical Principles from Charleston

Difficult times present opportunities to model a message that silences many of our critics. The message of trust, obedience and forgiveness, and unity within the body must be consistently modeled. These biblical principles can be seen from the response of many to the Charleston shootings. Continue reading

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After Relationships Shatter

Some conflicts are so egregious, believers can actually find reconciliation and forgiveness a distasteful calling. When a professing believer has left a community and caused a great deal of harm and has lived unrepentant for a long time, his repentance and return is often met with anything but a joyful heart. Yet, Scripture guides the church in how to respond in this type of difficult situation. Continue reading

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3 Principles for Asking for Forgiveness

Most of us are poor at asking for forgiveness. Since this is something that we should be doing regularly, let’s consider three biblical principles for how we may improve our requests. Continue reading

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