The Truth About Forgiveness – Revised


The Truth About Forgiveness – Revised There is something wrong with sentences that begin with “If you forgave you would…” .  The truth is our understanding of forgiveness is often skewed.  At times, the distortion makes it seem barely possible to extend.  Survivors of abuse are especially prone to struggle … Continue reading

Should you Forgive the Perpetrator of your Sexual Assault?


Whether speaking with survivors of sexual assault or therapists who endeavor to assist in their recovery, the issue of forgiveness raises intense opinions. Some religious entities and abusers have used forgiveness as a tool for ensuring victims’ silence, minimizing the short- and long-term impact of the crime, or releasing perpetrators from responsibility or the punishment they deserve. Continue reading