I found an article by the Mayo Clinic called: “Forgiveness: Letting go of grudges and bitterness” that spoke about the pros and cons of forgiveness, now that intrigued me because I never thought of the benefits of forgiveness other than a chip off your shoulder, but when I started reading it, it all made sense. There are physical, mental and emotional benefits and consequences when forgiving and not forgiving someone. This is a multi-part series that will speak on the pros and cons of forgiveness. This episode, I will speak about a few cons of not forgiving someone...
Something to Think About:
Has any of these cons affected you? Have they affected any of your relationships and/or new experiences? If so, how?
Write down the way(s) these cons have affected you in your life. What can you do to relieve this? Ask God to help with this.
The article this episode was based on: “Forgiveness: Letting go of grudges and bitterness” by the Mayo Clinic Staff (https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/adult-health/in-depth/forgiveness/art-20047692)
When I said "Many times bitterness is the result of unresolved anger..." This was from: "7 Bible Verses To Help Overcome Bitterness" by Crystal McDowell (https://www.whatchristianswanttoknow.com/7-bible-verses-to-help-overcome-bitterness/#ixzz6JzpNvWR1)
Ephesians 4:31-32 was read using the English Standard Version
When I said "People who hang on to grudges, however, are more likely to experience severe depression and post-traumatic stress disorder..." This was from: "Forgiveness: Your Health Depends on It" by John Hopkins Medicine (https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/wellness-and-prevention/forgiveness-your-health-depends-on-it)
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