Showing forgiveness will help your teen witness love and healing
Posted in , Nov 19, 2014
We live in a broken world. Broken friendships, broken relationships, broken marriages all lead to one place–a broken heart.
You already know that researchers estimate that 40%-50% of all first time marriages end in divorce, and the trend continues to rise. It happens in Christian marriages, too.
Common as it is, the results divorce has on families and one’s life can still be devastating. Feelings may include confusion, worry, sadness, anger or wanting to blame the departed spouse. But do you know the stress doubles for teens?
Divorce is difficult for everyone who goes through it. Are you dealing with the changes of a divorce? Is your teen struggling with how to make the adjustments, too?
Here are a few things to keep in mind.
Forgiving someone who has hurt us, such as a spouse or a parent, may take time, so be patient. Little by little, you can let go of the hurt and anger that you feel.
By showing your daughter or granddaughter your forgiveness toward the one who hurt you, she will witness the love and healing that can result out of forgiving others.