Warning! 3 Mistakes That Hinder Complete Forgiveness
I believe it’s interesting that those we love the most have the ability to hurt us the most. If you’ve been hurt emotionally by your spouse, you understand a pain that cuts directly to your heart. That type of pain is not easy to just “get over”. Even so, in order for any marriage to thrive, there must be steps taken toward complete forgiveness.
Let’s talk about that idea for just a few minutes today: Complete Forgiveness. What does that mean? All too often, we tend to say we forgive our spouse for something that was said or that was done to hurt our feelings. How many times do we really let those things go? Speaking the words, “I forgive you” is the easy part. However, have you been guilty of:
- Bringing up past arguments?
- Holding onto resentment in your heart?
- Denying your spouse your love, affection, or even sex because of past wrongs?
In order for your marriage to be all that God intends it to be, it’s vital to learn to forgive each other. Before you can do that, you have to come to the understanding that we’re all imperfect people who live in an imperfect world. We all make mistakes and say things we shouldn’t say. God has grace for us, therefore we must have grace for each other. In Ephesians 4:32, Paul is explicit about God’s directions regarding forgiving each other. He says, “Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.”
Is forgiving each other easy? Not usually. Is it necessary? Yes, it is.
The good news is, God wants to help you! Through His love and grace in your life, He can lead you to a place of complete forgiveness. He wants your marriage to be whole, and He wants you blessed above and beyond anything you could ever ask or imagine (Ephesians 3:20). His plans are perfect. All you need to do is seek after Him.
If you’re struggling with unforgiveness within your marriage, I’d love to help you find complete forgiveness. Feel free to call or text me at 305-890-6987 to receive marriage coaching and counseling. You can also call my office at 843-379-0288. If you’d like to schedule your appointment online, please visit https://drcarolerb.fullslate.com/ at your convenience.
Remember, there is healing for even the deepest wounds. I can help you get there. Get in touch with me today, and let’s get started.