Our culture puts a pretty high level of importance on the concept of forgiveness.
We’ve all experienced that pressure to “forgive and forget”–which is hard to do when it’s too soon, when our pain hasn’t been acknowledged, and especially when something extremely traumatic has happened to us.
But while not holding onto anger and resentment is important, is forgiveness always the right answer?
I was challenged to think differently about this recently. But don’t worry! It’s not that I want you to get stuck in anger and resentment forever.
But sometimes–especially during these difficult circumstances-it’s more helpful to think about forgiveness in a whole new way.
Just like anything else, forgiveness can lose its impact if we use it the wrong way!
So this week, I’m exploring how forgiveness itself can be toxic and giving you an alternative if you are having a tough time forgiving someone.
Thank you so much for watching!