The holiday season is upon us! And while it brings us moments of reconnection, Christmas magic, and a whole lot of festive cheer, it can sometimes reveal deep pockets of pain that we haven’t fully addressed yet.
If you know all too well what I’m talking about, today’s episode is for you. I’m honored to share my conversation with author and speaker Lysa TerKeurst, but you may know her as the President of Proverbs 31 Ministries. She shares about her journey with forgiveness, specifically while dealing with a betrayal in her own home, and how she used it to find true healing.
In Lysa’s new book, Forgiving What You Can’t Forget, she teaches us new ways to work through pain and move on with joy in our hearts. She brings a new level of honesty and vulnerability that helped me find a new perspective on this essential skill we all practice in our day-to-day lives.
After our conversation, stick around for our coaching time where I share listener-submitted questions about life, faith, and business!
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I always thought forgiveness was an unfair gift we have to give to the person who hurt us, and what I discovered is forgiveness is more about God giving the gift of healing to our hearts.
Forgiveness is both a decision and a process.
The blessing of bitterness is it actually shows us what a tender beautiful heart we have because bitterness doesn’t often visit people with cold hearted hearts. Bitterness often comes to people who have loved deep so they got hurt really deep.
Forgiveness is supposed to be that step toward healing that we take early on, so that our heart can embrace, not just the reality of the situation, but the potential beauty of the life lessons we can learn along the way.
Boundaries aren’t meant to shove another person away, but they are meant to help hold me together, so I can fully forgive someone.
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