Book Report on Real Marriage – What forgiveness is not (Episode 23)

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Learn how important forgiveness is for your relationship and the 9 things forgiveness is not!

EPISODE 23
Book Report on Real Marriage – What forgiveness is not

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KEY VERSE

Colossians 3:13 “Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.”

NOTES

When we are sinned against, we need to forgive quickly. Jesus’ words on this are haunting: “Forgive us our sins, for we also forgive everyone who is indebted to us.”a We cannot simply ask God to forgive our sins; we must also extend that same forgiveness to others. (Driscoll, Mark (2012-01-03). Real Marriage: The Truth About Sex, Friendship, and Life Together (p. 91). Thomas Nelson. Kindle Edition.)

It is important to note, however, what forgiveness is not:

Forgiveness is not denying, approving, or diminishing sin that is committed against us.
Forgiveness is not naivety.
Forgiveness is not enabling sin.
Forgiveness is not waiting for someone to acknowledge sin, apologize, and repent.
Forgiveness is not forgetting about sin committed against us.
Forgiveness is not dying emotionally and no longer feeling the pain of the transgression.
Forgiveness is not a one-time event.
Forgiveness is not reconciliation.
Forgiveness is not neglecting justice.

Driscoll, Mark (2012-01-03). Real Marriage: The Truth About Sex, Friendship, and Life Together (pp. 92-93). Thomas Nelson. Kindle Edition.

Forgiveness is loving despite sin. (Driscoll, Mark (2012-01-03). Real Marriage: The Truth About Sex, Friendship, and Life Together (p. 94). Thomas Nelson. Kindle Edition.)

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