How to Forgive When You Can’t Forget: 5 Things You Need to Know

Many of us who have buried our child have another person or persons to blame. Or so we may think.

Ron and I never blamed the driver. Blaming would not help us heal. Forgiveness would.

Not everything in the article applies to all, but please read it and see if it applies to your situation. Forgiveness can be a first step in healing.

Wendy L. Macdonald

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Footprints in the sand

removed by incoming tide

total forgiveness

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Wendy/ 2015

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How to Forgive When You Can’t Forget: 5 Things You Need to Know

1.Take Charge: Memories of past hurt and/or betrayal sometimes behave like rambunctious children in the back seat of the car you’re driving. Being on Route Forgiveness doesn’t mean you’ll never experience potholes along the road. When your emotions shift into high gear, you need to—take charge. Remind yourself you’ve already chosen to forgive. You’ve made the choice, and the rabble rouser trying to backseat drive will have to yield to your resolve to do the right thing. Peace and poison cannot reside together in your heart. It’s one or the other.

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2.Take Care: Sometimes we struggle to forgive because we need to take better care of our emotional, physical, and/or spiritual health. To follow Christ and…

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