Forgiveness

Recent Forgiveness Stories

What do most Americans pray for? World peace? Food and shelter? Or a football team?

by Bob Hostetler

Reconciling yourself to others requires only two simple words.

by Julia Attaway

Nancy Sandman, with her quilt wrapped around her

Learn how her late mother’s unfinished quilt healed their troubled relationship.

by Nancy Sandman
, Edmond, Oklahoma

The Basilica of Sainte Anne d’Auray in Brittany

A night of pardons and music in a famous Franch chapel

by Colleen Hughes

Grant (left) and his father stroll together through a sun-drenched meadow.

After the childhood he had, he vowed never to talk to his father again. And he almost didn’t.

by Grant Phillips
, Plymouth, Minnesota

two little girls playing in a creek

In this excerpt from Dreams of Angels, a grieving daughter begs God to help her see her alcoholic mother in a new light.

by Lou Dean


A woman holds up a handwritten sign, reading "You never listened to me."
This inspiring video asks us to consider not only the wrongs we've endured, but also our responses to them.

An artist's portrait of Corrie ten Boom

In this story from November 1972, the author of The Hiding Place recalls forgiving a guard at the concentration camp where her sister died.

by Corrie ten Boom


Guideposts writer, Elizabeth Sherrill

A familiar and favorite biblical prayer held the key to helping me let go of anger.

by Elizabeth Sherrill
, Hingham, Massachusetts

Ady embraces her daughter's killer.

Ady Guzman-DeJesus, whose daughter was accidentlly shot and killed, embraces and absolves her killer. 


Aubrey Lethbridge

A first-time filmmaker tells the story of former enemies who forged a bond playing amputee soccer in war-torn Liberia.

by Aubrey Lethbridge
, Brooklyn, New York

A blue and white bumper sticker that says FORGIVE COEXIST

When faced with the hurdle of forgiveness, I turn to tips from my grandfather Norman Vincent Peale...

by Katie Allen Berlandi

TV and recording star Jimmy Dean

In this story from May 1964,  the TV and recording star (and, later, businessman) recalls when he faced up to the bitterness in his heart.

by Jimmy Dean


Daniel Schantz

He prayed for guidance in dealing with a friend's boneheaded business decision. A miscue of his own provided the answer.

by Daniel Schantz
, Moberly, Missouri

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