“Empowering the abused woman to recover with God's truth"
I. Negative consequences of the absence of forgiving and forgetting:
A. The partners in a relationship where one or both of them have not forgiven or forgot, will run the risk of:
*Continuously being hurt with pain and suffering going unresolved.
*Chronically seeking revenge and paybacks from one another.
*Being caught up in unresolved anger, animosity, and bitterness.
*Being lost in a festering wound that never realizes the revitalization of healing.
*Fear over making a mistake or of having the mistake revealed.
*Being overwhelmed by fear of failure, fear of rejection, fear of love, fear of non-approval, low self-esteem, and fear of conflict.
B. Signs of the lack of forgiving and forgetting:
*Irreconcilable differences between people.
*Indifference toward one another.
*Chronic attacks or angry outbursts.
*Addressing or interacting with one another disrespectfully.
*Seeking revenge from one another.
*Chronic recalling and reminding of past hurts and offenses.
*Suspicious about the others’ motives, behavior, attitudes, and beliefs.
*Name calling, belittling and demeaning one another.
*Responding to present behavior as if it were past behavior.
*Unwillingness to change and/or unwillingness to seek the help necessary to change.