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Answering the Hard Questions About Forgiveness (Booklet)
Answering the Hard Questions About Forgiveness (Booklet)

Many, if not most, of the personal problems Christians seek counseling for eventually boil down to one issue: forgiveness. If you want healthy relationships — and healthy resolution to problems that threaten your relationships — don't underestimate the power of forgiveness. But knowing how to apply general biblical principles of forgiveness to specific situations isn't always easy. Difficult questions are common:

- How can I forgive when there's a pattern of repeat offenses?
- What do I do if I think a person's "repentance" is a sham?
- Should a person confess the sin of infidelity to his or her spouse — even if confessing may cause more pain than keeping silent would?
- Is the forgiver ever obligated to also forget an offense?
- What if I can't forgive myself?

In Answering Hard Questions About Forgiveness, John MacArthur addresses some of the hardest questions about forgiveness that have come his way in more than three decades of ministry. The answers will lead you to a greater understanding of forgiveness — and a greater measure of health in your relationships.