Confession and Forgiveness

Confession and Forgiveness

The Seven A’s of Confession:

  1. Address everyone involved.

  2. Avoid “if,” “but” and “maybe.”

  3. Admit specifically.

  4. Acknowledge the hurt.

  5. Accept the consequences.

  6. Alter your behavior.

  7. Ask for forgiveness.

The Four Promises of Forgiveness:

  1. I will not dwell on this incident.

  2. I will not bring this incident up and use it against you.

  3. I will not talk to others about this incident.

  4. I will not allow this incident to stand between us or hinder our personal relationship.

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