All posts in " unforgiveness "

A marked moment of releasing unforgiveness

By Dave Henning / February 28, 2021

“Forgiveness is both a decision and a process.  Each offense requires a marked moment of releasing the unforgiveness that threatens to hold us hostage and hold us back from moving forward. . . .  your decision to forgive the facts of what happened is done in a specific moment in time.  But the process of […]


A leash around our souls- unforgiveness

By Dave Henning / March 7, 2017

“Many of us are being hindered from our destiny because we are being held hostage by a leash around our souls called unforgiveness.  This leash keeps jerking us back and jerking us back.”- Dr. Tony Evans Dr. Tony Evans begins Chapter 9 (“The Pardon of Detours”) of Detours as he notes that many of us […]


Three inner needs

By Dave Henning / March 31, 2016

“God created . . . each of us with three inner needs- needs for love, significance, and security.”- June Hunt In Chapter 13 (“The Power of the Empty Bag- Fringe Benefits of Forgiveness”) of How to Forgive, June Hunt writes that only God can completely satisfy our three inner needs.  When we are able to […]


Real forgiveness

By Dave Henning / March 17, 2016

“When the offense is severe, forgiveness does not happen easily.  Real forgiveness is a slow, difficult, painful process.”- June Hunt In Chapter 8 (“Rocks Aren’t Removed Overnight- The Four Stages of Forgiveness”) of How to Forgive, June Hunt states that while forgiveness ultimately is freeing, typically forgiveness is not fast.  Boulders of bitterness cannot be […]


Barriers to forgiveness

By Dave Henning / March 6, 2016

As June Hunt continues Chapter 5 of How to Forgive, she lists some of the most common barriers to forgiveness.  Of the twelve barriers June lists, three caught my attention: believing that bitterness is a required response to betrayal– “God knows my feelings are normal” requiring an apology or show of repentance– “He shouldn’t be […]


Reshaping a hardened heart

By Dave Henning / February 26, 2016

In Chapter 2 (“The School of Hard Rocks: Reshaping a Hardened Heart”) of How to Forgive, June Hunt speaks of reshaping a hardened heart- hers.  Ms. Hunt describes her father as hard as flint with a hair-trigger temper.  Although her father was recognized as a visionary business leader, at home the family walked on eggshells […]


Gripping the past

By Dave Henning / May 16, 2015

“If you live gripping the past, you will forfeit you future.  Adversity can either make you bitter or better.”- Charles Stanley In today’s blog, Charles Stanley completes his discussion of six common idols we often hold too tightly. 5.  The past.  Dr. Stanley states in no uncertain terms that the past is one of the […]

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