Resources by Topic: Forgiveness & Bitterness

Forgiven and Free

Forgiven and Free

Have you ever rehearsed a mini-speech aimed at letting someone else “have it”? According to Dannah Gresh, nursing a grudge like that is harmful—to yourself. 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 …