I have felt that I am supposed to talk about forgiveness. Forgiveness is not something that we do for those who have hurt us… Forgiveness is actually something that we do for ourselves. Unforgiveness can lead to health problems and also ties God’s hands that He can not deal with those who have hurt us. It does not mean that we forget, just let go of our past….
One of the big mistakes that I made as a victim of abuse was not only trying to forgive, but also trying to forget. You see, when you forget something, you actually start all over. Then, you are more likely to allow something to repeat itself. You also don’t learn from your mistakes as you pretend that certain events did not happen.
Like many, in my desire to believe my abuser when he said that he would change, I would agree to give him another chance…again and again.
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