Yes, because we should try to be more like Christ and if He forgives us we should also forgive others. But I feel that we need to forgive but not forget and I say don't forget, so that it won't happen again.
I think we should forgive so we can release all of the negativity, but forgiveness doesn't mean acceptance of the individual back into our lives. As dmoney4god says, don't forget so it doesn't happen again.
my POV: it depends on the individual & the situation.
if someone wronged or harmed someone intentionally, and do not care how it affected the other person, I believe they do not deserve forgiveness.
First, forgiving someone who doesn't care what they did is like giving them a free pass to do it again;
and second, it can invalidate the person's suffering.
I think the first person one needs to forgive is themself for trusting the individual. Too often we get upset for being played a fool or taken advantage of. The next step is to determine if the person is "asking for fogiviness". Are they showing geniune contrition/remorse? This will determine whether or not you want to assoicated with them after you (forgive) them.
Forgiveness does not mean you have to continue to be in a relationship with a person. It simply means you have decided to "let it go" to remove the weight of it all from your heart and mind. You should never throw away lessons you've learned especially those that were painful.
by Steven Escareno7 years ago
In a relationship, we're all prone to making mistakes. Some mistakes are often bigger than others. however, i would like to ask all of you, what's the importance of forgiveness in a relationship?
by Patricia Scott5 years ago
If someone says to you.....People deserve a second chance but not a third, how do you respond?Is it two strikes and you are out with you ? Or do you continue to give unlimited chances?
by LaVieja8 years ago
People often say forgive and forget, but is it true? Can you forgive someone despite not forgetting? Or does true forgiveness only come when it is forgotten?
by TnTgoodrich6 years ago
What is the point of forgiveness if your never able to forget?
by LoliHey2 years ago
How will you know when you've finally forgiven someone?Is it possible to forgive someone but still hate him or her?
by H C Palting6 years ago
What things could you never forgive?Whether or not you are religious, are you the type to always forgive anything, or do you have an idea of things that you doubt that you would forgive?
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