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Forgiveness – The Key to Peace

By Harold and Bette Gillogly Feelings of forgiveness do not happen in a vacuum.  We don’t wake up one morning and say, “I’m not going to feel resentment toward that person who hurt me anymore.” Shazam!  Nope.  Doesn’t happen that way. Our emotions change as we change our behavior.  We can’t simply say.  We have […]

God Says, “Forgive Like Me”

By Harold and Bette Gillogly We talked about the first kind of forgiveness in our last two blogs: “to cancel a debt, to pardon.”  Today we’re going to explore the second kind, and we want to warn you, this one is harder than the first. The second kind of forgiveness means “to relinquish resentment against […]

How to Get Those “Forgivey Feelings”

by Harold and Bette Gillogly So you chose to forgive, but you still don’t have those “forgivey feelings”?  You didn’t wake up one morning and say, “I’m not going to feel resentment toward that guy anymore”?  That’s because it simply doesn’t happen that way.  Want to know the secret to “feeling forgivey”?  Your feelings will […]

The Faces of Forgiveness (Pt. 2 of 2)

Forgiveness.  A subject so deep and wide, most of us flounder around in it, struggling just to stay afloat.  To be honest, we’re in way over our heads, like ducks that haven’t quite gotten the hang of swimming.  To make things worse, the people we rub against every day have a way of ruffling our […]

The Faces of Forgiveness (Pt. 1 of 2)

A few weeks ago, we were talking with a good friend who made a comment that really got us thinking.  He said he could not forgive a particular person because that person had not asked him for forgiveness.  Are we held back from forgiveness in this way?  What are the rules about forgiveness?  And who […]

Communication that Fuels the Fire

CONFLICT.  That crippler that tears us apart…that alienates …that polarizes two people so that they can not reach across the chasm they have dug with their own hands.  This is the third SEEDS FOR GROWTH dealing with conflict—the greatest cause for marriage failures today. We have been discussing the three basic reasons for conflict: (1) […]