Myths About Forgiveness

By : Ron Buckland (Montrose - Vic)

Family life provides a great setting for learning relational skills. Unless your family experience was totally different to mine, forgiveness was one of those skills. When you live “up close and personal” with people, things are said, and things happen, that cry out for the exercise of forgiveness. It is one of the lifetime skills we hope to teach our children, partly by modelling it in our parenting and in the toing and froing of the wider family (both the biological and the ecclesiastical ones). One of the stumbling blocks that works against the development of healthy forgiveness skills in our children is the presence of some myths about forgiveness: myths that need to be exposed and expelled.

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