Resources by Topic: Forgiveness & Bitterness

Tormentors

Tormentors

God never intended that our bodies should hold up under the weight of bitterness and unforgiveness. Read or Listen →

Come Home

Come Home

"I can’t imagine where I’d be today if I hadn’t made the choice to forgive." Read or Listen →

The Study of Unforgiveness

The Study of Unforgiveness

Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth: Well, the research is clear—resentment and unforgiveness are bad for your health. According to Dr. Karen Swartz, Director of the Mood Disorders Adult Consultation Clinic at John Hopkins Hospital, Withholding forgiveness can lead to chronic anger, and this in turn can produce increased heart rate, high blood pressure, and a weakened immune system.1 That reminds me of ...
Sharp

Sharp

Are you experiencing the sharp, distasteful effects of bitterness? Read or Listen →

Forgiveness

Forgiveness

The first step in the process of forgiveness is to get honest about how you’ve been wronged. Read or Listen →

The Choice

The Choice

Ask God to give you His supernatural desire and power, and then—choose to forgive. Read or Listen →

The Lord's Prayer, Day 29

The Lord's Prayer, Day 29

Every believer in Christ has been forgiven. That's amazing news! It’s so amazing, in fact, that a lot of people have trouble believing it. Read or Listen →

The Word of Forgiveness

The Word of Forgiveness

Historians tell us that Roman crucifixion was so painful that those being executed would often curse and scream. In light of this Jesus' words have more impact. Read or Listen →

The Faith to Forgive

The Faith to Forgive

Bitterness often follows hurt, but it doesn't have to. Hear about the danger of bitterness and the power to find freedom through forgiveness. Read or Listen →

Freedom from Sins of Your Past

Freedom from Sins of Your Past

Kay Arthur is a respected author and teacher. But she looks back on her early life and says she could be described as a harlot. Find out how she found freedom. Read or Listen →

Cleansing the Wound

Cleansing the Wound

Bitterness can affect your emotions, your health, and your relationship with God. Learn how to find freedom from the bondage of bitterness. Read or Listen →

Can Forgiveness Be Real?

Can Forgiveness Be Real?

Every believer in Christ has been forgiven. That's amazing news! It’s so amazing, in fact, that a lot of people have trouble believing it. Read or Listen →

As We Forgive

As We Forgive

If you don’t forgive other people, you may have trouble accepting God’s forgiveness for your sin. Read or Listen →

The Power of Forgiveness

The Power of Forgiveness

As an adult Martha Schaale still felt the sting of abuse that she had suffered as a child. It caused her to keep her distance from an important relationship. Read or Listen →

Strength in Surrender

Strength in Surrender

Could you forgive an unfaithful spouse? Or would adultery automatically be a reason for divorce? Hear from a husband who had to decide. Read or Listen →

From a Mess to a Message

From a Mess to a Message

God is willing to forgive every sin, including ending a child’s life. One woman shares her wrenching story of abortion, forgiveness, and healing. Read or Listen →

The Process of Healing

The Process of Healing

A lot of people assume they have to heal from emotional pain before they can forgive. What if that thinking is backwards? Explore this idea. Read or Listen →

How Do I Forgive?

How Do I Forgive?

The Bible is full of commands to forgive, but truthfully--it sometimes seems impossible. Nancy will tell you how to take steps of forgiveness. Read or Listen →

Confront or Overlook?

Confront or Overlook?

Sometimes it’s appropriate to confront someone who’s hurt us. Other times it’s right to just overlook the fault. Discover what the difference. Read or Listen →

The Power to Forgive

The Power to Forgive

When you get hurt deeply, it’s natural to carry the hurt around for a long time. But it’s supernatural to forgive. Read or Listen →

Forgiveness is Given

Forgiveness is Given

When someone is at their lowest point, struggling with a difficult question or enduring a rough situation, the simple act of writing a letter can help. Read or Listen →

Reconciliation

Reconciliation

Healing broken relationships is important. It takes hurt away from our lives and lets us enjoy friendship. Read or Listen →

A Son's Perspective

A Son's Perspective

If your father had been brutally murdered when you were just a child, would it be difficult for you to forgive those who killed him? Read or Listen →

What If?

What If?

The marriage was just plagued with alcoholism and mistrust. After years of dealing with those issues, I just wanted to be free. See how God changed them. Read or Listen →

Beauty for Ashes

Beauty for Ashes

Nancy encourages us with words from Isaiah letting us know that God can exchange our ashes for His beauty. Read or Listen →

Freedom From Prison

Freedom From Prison

What happens when we refuse to forgive? Today we hear one woman's story and Nancy reminds us of the words of Jesus concerning forgiveness. Read or Listen →

Press Delete

Press Delete

What does it mean to truly forgive others? Nancy answers that pertinent question as we look at freedom through forgiveness. Read or Listen →

A Process of Healing

A Process of Healing

Today on Revive Our Hearts, Dorie meets her husband-to-be, marries and together they visit the orphanage where she grew up. Read or Listen →

Are You Too Sensitive?

A close friend of mine had unintentionally done something hurtful to me and my kids. My heart was heavy, tears still wet on my face, when the phone rang. …

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On the Hook

Unimaginable horror. Violent crime. A painful and lifelong reminder of a heinous encounter with evil. These are the tenants of the story Joni shares. …

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Please, God, no!

This wasn't supposed to happen to "good girls" like me. I was a single, 17-year-old girl who had grown up in the church, the daughter of a pastor. …

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A Different Kind of Freedom

For a long time, Joni Eareckson Tada asked the Lord to set her free from her confinement to a wheelchair. Instead of answering that prayer, He gave her a different kind of freedom. Joni will explain why your unanswered prayers may be the backdrop for a deeper healing and a new understanding of freedom in Christ.

Joni Eareckson Tada Joni Eareckson Tada Joni Eareckson Tada asked the Lord to set her free from her confinement to a wheelchair. Instead, He gave her a different kind of freedom.  Continue Reading →

Forgiving Like You've Been Forgiven

Everyone has been hurt by the sin of others. If you forgive those who have hurt you, does it mean they're getting off the hook? Does it mean justice is not being served? Joni Eareckson Tada says, "No. Justice and forgiveness can both be seen even in the most horrible offenses."

Joni Eareckson Tada Joni Eareckson Tada Everyone has been hurt by the sin of others. If you forgive those who have hurt you, does it mean they're getting off the hook?  Continue Reading →

Walking in the Light: Fellowship Through Forgiveness

You can't have a healthy relationship with a person you're hiding from. Elyse Fitzpatrick explains why we all have such a propensity to hide our sins and weaknesses. But she also shows you what happens when you move from darkness into the light of genuine relationships.

Elyse Fitzpatrick Elyse Fitzpatrick You can't have a healthy relationship with a person you're hiding from. Elyse Fitzpatrick explains why we all have such a propensity to hide our weaknesses.  Continue Reading →

Lorna’s Story of Forgiveness (Profile Video)

When Lorna's husband began drinking heavily, she decided that the answer to her problems was divorcing him. But through an "only God!" encounter, Lorna realized that divorce wasn't the answer; God was.

Lorna Wilkinson When Lorna's husband began drinking heavily, she decided that the answer to her problems was divorcing him. But . . . God!  Continue Reading →