As people, forgiveness is a necessary part of relationships at times, and at times this can be hard. Is it really necessary to forgive to move forward as an individual, in a relationship? I recently read a book called “How Can I Forgive You? The Courage to Forgive, the Freedom Not To” by Janis Abrahams Spring, Ph.D. This book outlines four types of forgiveness and the impact each can have on moving forward in relationships or on your own. The four types of forgiveness are Cheap Forgiveness, Refusing to Forgive, Acceptance, and genuine Forgiveness.
Written by Michelle Stewart-Sandusky
Spring, Janis Abrahms. How Can I Forgive You?: The Courage to Forgive, the Freedom Not to. New York: HarperCollins, 2004. Print.
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