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Have a Forgiving Heart

receiving God’s forgiveness and sharing it with others
When you’ve been wronged, becoming bitter toward your offender feels like a way to get revenge. However, this response actually harms you more than it harms your offender, because to be bitter is to be in bondage to hatred and wrath.

When Asking for Forgiveness

tips to keep in mind
Confess only to those who were directly, or actually, offended.

Responding to Offenders

you can make a difference through forgiveness
When someone offends you, your response can lead to the bondage of bitterness or the freedom of forgiveness. You might be surprised by the far-reaching results of your attitudes and actions!

Leading Your Children to Self-Acceptance

building trust in your Designer
Practicing self-acceptance is a key to teaching children to accept themselves. When your children see that you accept God’s design, they will be more likely to trust God too. Demonstrate Love and Acceptance

Hindrances to Communication in Marriage

hurts that tempt your spouse to stop offering you counsel
When the trust in a marriage relationship is damaged by unresolved conflicts, the couple usually becomes unwilling to share openly with each other.

Strengthening Family Relationships

discover the keys of prayer and love
All too often, God’s people lose generation after generation to the distractions and cares of this life, bringing up children who leave faith behind as they reach adulthood. We want our children to continue on in the faith. This outcome does not happen by accident.

Lists, Lessons, and Lasting Love

a wife shares her journey of rebuilding a marriage
Do you have a list? Not one of those “honey-do” lists of what we would like to have done around the house, like fixing the dripping faucet or cleaning the garage. I’m talking about a list of your husband’s failures.

Attitudes for Gaining a Clear Conscience

putting the beatitudes to work in your life
When you ask a person to forgive you, he will recognize how far you’ve come in developing the following attitudes. Jesus spoke of these attitudes in the Sermon on the Mount (see Matthew 5:3–12), stating that those who possess them are blessed.

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