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Questions related to Command 32: Forgive Offenders

Why All Our Wrath Is Wrong

the dangers of unresolved anger
Anger is a signal that something is wrong. It is an emotional reaction to a real or supposed offense. The first sense of anger is a valuable alarm system, and we must learn to properly respond to it so that we do not fall into the sins of wrath and bitterness.

When Asking for Forgiveness

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

Responding to Ridicule

what to do if you are mocked for unchangeable features
We’ve all felt the sting of ridicule. Observant children do not hesitate to bring embarrassing features into the spotlight. Bullies use words as weapons of intimidation. Spiteful teasing from friends and family members cuts away at our confidence.

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!

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.

Keep the Hearts of Your Children

sharing struggles and resolving conflicts
Before we can keep the hearts of our children, we must win their hearts.

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