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Family Wounds Are Slow to Heal

Family Wounds Are Slow to Heal

Family wounds are slow to heal. I hope your childhood was a happy time when your parents kept everyone fed, safe, and chuckling. I hope your dad came home every day, your mom tucked you in bed every night, and your siblings were your best friends. But if not, you need to know you aren’t alone.

The Grace-Given Give Grace

On a November evening, Victoria Ruvolo, a forty-four-year-old New Yorker, was driving to her home on Long Island. She’d just attended her niece’s recital and was ready for the couch, a warm fire, and relaxation. She doesn’t remember seeing the silver Nissan approach from the east. She remembers nothing of the eighteen- year-old boy leaning

Breathe Grace

Have you ever had someone you count on make a promise and then break it? How about a close friend who takes a deep secret that you shared in confidence and tells somebody else? Maybe you had someone who was entrusted to care for you but instead hurt you in one of the deepest ways imaginable by

Matthew West book Forgiveness

Forgiveness is Like the Weather

Editor’s Note: Forgiveness: Overcoming the Impossible by Matthew West features fifty powerful stories that share forgiveness through divorce, betrayal, addiction, abandonment, death, and more. Each story ties into the promises of God’s faithfulness and healing, and ends with the story of God’s ultimate forgiveness through the message of salvation. You’re invited to read Alice’s story,

The Cure for Stuckititis: Model Forgiveness Like Jesus

Having loved His own who were in the world, He loved them to the end. – John 13:1 Chances are you know the claustrophobia that comes with commitment. Pets are only the beginning. Instead of being reminded, “She is your dog,” you’re eventually told, “He is your husband.” Or “She is your wife.” Or “He is your child, parent, employee, boss,

If we confess our sins

How Can I Forgive Myself?

For if our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and knows all things. How often have you heard someone say, “I know God has forgiven me, but I will never be able to forgive myself”? Such self-condemnation can spring from several sources, but it is, in any case, an enemy God has

Forgiveness: Receive the Gift of Grace

  Forgiveness: Today I will remember that my failure to forgive myself is a prideful choice to not receive your grace. If anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come. The old has gone. The new is here! – 2 Corinthians 5:17 What can we learn about forgiveness from one of the greatest saints

Colossians 3:13

The Cost of Forgiving and Not Forgiving

Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. —Colossians 3:13 (NIV) “I don’t believe that person is really sorry” and “Saying ‘I forgive you’ won’t take away the pain”—these are two reasons why people (even Christians and maybe you) are reluctant to forgive

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