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Forgiveness Step 12: Ending or Renewing the Relationship

The final step in Monbourquette’s forgiveness model involves a free choice: you can renew or…end the relationship.The advance word ‘frames this twelve-part series ‘ Growing together towards a new beginning ‘. We are stuck “All that talk about forgiveness is pretty nice, but if you’re hurt, it’s no use,” the woman said.The attendant carefully asked […]

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Step 9: Knowing that you are worthy of forgiveness and have already been forgiven

How do you keep relationships open in your family? In this way, for Monbourquette, we take the ninth of twelve steps in forgiveness. We are stuck ‘I don’t think I’ll be coming to the growth group in forgiveness anymore,’ says Jeanine ( ° ). She struggles to keep her voice quiet.‘I have taken all the steps. I have decided not […]

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Forgiveness ~ Step 11: Opening to Grace

How can we open ourselves to the experience of a love that heals and that is infinitely greater than our guilt and our love? We are stuck Geert was one of the most popular participants of the growth group.His great enthusiasm, friendliness and helpfulness created a warm atmosphere in the group. His sense of humor made […]

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Forgiveness ~ Step 5: Accepting Your Anger and Retaliation

In this way, for Monbourquette, we take the fifth of twelve steps in forgiveness. How do you keep relationships open in your family? We are stuck ‘No, of course I’m not mad at her’, replies Saskia ( ° ) to her husband’s question. “I understand how difficult it is for Mom right now. She and Dad have been together for […]

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Forgiveness ~ Step 4: Marking and Mourning Your Loss

This is the fourth of twelve steps in Monbourquette’s forgiveness. How do you keep relationships open in your family? We are stuck Marc ( ° ) shrugs.‘It’s all done. Over and out.’The other participants in the growth group nod. They recognize this feeling.‘What do you mean, ‘It’s done’? What has been done?’ asks the attendant kindly.Marc rolls his eyes as if that’s […]

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Forgiveness ~ Step 3: Sharing Your Hurt With Someone

For Monbourquette, this is how we take the third of twelve steps in forgiveness. How do you keep relationships open in your family? We are stuck “Why didn’t you tell me about this before?”Marleen ( ° ) is sitting on the edge of her daughter Louisa’s bed. The bomb exploded earlier that evening. She had long seen that her 12-year-old […]