can you still be hurt after forgiving someone

 “Can you forgive someone and still be hurt?”, is a common question I hear in counseling. We are naturally driven toward things that feel good and avoid things that don’t feel good. Therefore, we want the pain of an offense to go away. The real reason we wonder if we can forgive someone and still…

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3 reasons forgiveness is so hard

Forgiveness is an incredibly powerful topic. Choosing to forgive someone who has hurt you can free you from the pain caused by others. Consequently, unforgiveness can shackle you to the past, robbing you of peace and joy. Forgiveness isn’t complicated, but it is difficult. Why is forgiveness so hard? Over the years, I’ve done quite…

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Healing from Bitterness

In this article, we will outline how to overcome bitterness and resentment. The role of forgiveness will be defined as well as how to jump start the healing from bitterness. Sign up for the free journaling page below to help resolve bitter and resentful feelings. Are you reading this article because you feel bitter and…

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forgiveness benefits

 It’s hard to imagine there are benefits of forgiveness, when we feel hurt and angry. Forgiveness becomes even more difficult when there is no apology or even an admission of guilt. The difficulty in forgiving can often be our view of forgiveness as a gift to the offender. However, it’s actually a gift to ourselves.…

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reconciliation and forgiveness

The topic of forgiveness and reconciliation gets pretty murky and complicated if you’ve ever experienced a deep hurt. Everyone says forgiveness is a lovely idea, until they have something to forgive. C.S. Lewis In this article we will separate forgiveness and reconciliation, making the topic much clearer as you determine how to move forward in…

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