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Unforgiveness? A Bondage? Gotta Break That Chain!

When people hear the term bondage, they immediately think of addictions- mainstream additions such as alcohol, drugs, porn, etc.  Yet we never once think that we could be in bondage to unforgiveness.  Furthermore, we never seem to realize that we are harboring any resentment towards anyone until we are either faced with serious health issues, mortality, emotional pain, or God brings it to our awareness.

Unforgiveness is a more silent bondage.  It may not be overt, but can subtly be detected.  It lurks if you listen quietly and attentively to a conversation because the closer you get to a person, the more they are likely to open up about their thoughts.

Most people harboring unforgiveness or emotional turmoil report that they feel broken, discouraged, frustrated, or in pain.  Many are angry at God for not stepping in and healing their situation.  Their faith wanes as disillusionment settle in.  If forgiveness is held on for too long, their heart hardens resulting in bitterness and anger.  This bitterness and anger is usually

This bitterness and anger is usually what people end up seeing- not the broken and bleeding part.  Anger is more outward and can be either seen in behaviors, speech, or mannerisms.  People that have gotten to this stage have a negative energy about them that most people try to avoid.  They tend to be very pessimistic.

In reality, they have lost hope and harbor resentment for the person who had wronged them.  Many want to make the other person “pay”, and some even rejoice at the other person’s folly.

Unforgiveness isn’t a Christian attitude as God instructs us to forgive 70 x 700 times!  Also, we never consider that we sin against God and others as well.  We expect the forgiveness and understanding of others.  We expect the grace and mercy of God- yet we are hesitant to give it to others.  We judge others by our own motives- which isn’t fair- when we should be merciful.

Learn how to heal from past hurts and let things go.  Julie Cosgrove will teach you how to forgive- truly forgive- someone who has offended you so that you can live in freedom from past pain.  She will teach you how to heal and break the chains of unforgiveness.

Freedom feels good, and so does healing!  Julie’s article will appear in our April issue coming out on March 27, 2017!

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Michelle Danko is the Editor-In-Chief for Faith Filled Family Magazine.

Satan is destroying families at an alarming rate. More and more marriages are ending in divorce and children are reaping the negative consequences of this trend. Michelle believes that our first ministry is to our family, and that everything else flows from that.

Michelle has a passion for seeing families live victoriously in Christ, and she doesn’t just write about a life with God, but she lives it as well.

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