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Is It Possible To Forgive and Truly Forget?

Billy and Ruth Graham were married for almost 64 years and when asked for their secret, Ruth revealed that marriage is the union of two good forgivers. 

Forgiveness is vital for any successful relationship, marriage and family. One of the biggest challenges of forgiveness is trying to forget the offense and not bring it up over and over again. This not only threatens our peace in the present but our hope for the future. 

But is it possible to truly forget our past hurts?

We can move on with our lives when we forgive, but our past pain is like a stake in the ground. We remain stuck because our memories are telling us that we cannot move forward. If we cannot forget, what if we could learn to remember in a different way so that we can manage our emotions instead of being overwhelmed by them?

Changing the Way You Think 
The Bible says in Romans 12:2 “Don’t live the way this world lives. Let your way of thinking be completely changed.”

Forgive people but don't live with what is not right. Tell them the truth about what they are doing wrong and how it can lead them to Hell. Advise them to change and repent to save their soul. That is the key to truly forgive and forget, as they won't continue in sin.