Why Do Some People Hang On To Bitterness? -- Love and Respect Podcast Ep. 053

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Jonathan and Emerson look at the underlying reasons why people don't let go of bitterness. Join them this week as they discuss what it means to have a forgiving spirit even in the most difficult of circumstances.

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Timestamps:

02:23 – Big announcement!

03:55 – This is a topic many struggle with for many reasons. Is this your story?

06:52 – Our natural response to being hurt, but is there another way?

08:43 – The transient state of responding to offense.

10:45 – Bitterness is understandable but not justifiable.

14:08 – The impact of your family heritage.

18:07 – Leaving bitterness behind does not mean you’re letting the offender off the hook.

21:05 – Intrinsic evil vs. clashing preferences.

23:15 – What it means to have a forgiving spirit.

29:29 – When you forgive, there are two levels of relationship that follow.

32:44 – This is an opportunity for you to demonstrate your faith in Christ.

33:30 – A clear incentive for a believer to forgive and the dangers of refusing to do so.

37:53 – The way bitterness can jeopardize you spiritually.

40:54 – Learn more about forgiveness on the podcast and blog.

42:01 – Emerson’s prayer for you.