Similar Posts


  1. Don’t do it Whitney. There’s WAAAAY worse things than probably what you might hold a grudge about. Sadly, I know. And just because you forgive someone, you don’t have to hang out with them…

  2. I pray for the lord to place forgiveness in my heart for my mother in law, to help me forgive her as I hope he forgives me. Amen

  3. My pastor this week spoke about forgiveness in a way that I had never heard before. He said that God is abke to give mercy and forgiveness to those who have sinned against us and at the same time he gives grace and peace to the ones who have endured sin. But how is that even possible? Through Christ who suffered all the sins for us. Christ is the healing balm. Christ says to the abuser, you can never repay and make right what you did so I’ll pay the debt for you. Christ says to the abused, your healing begins and is made whole through me. It was the most beautiful and freeing thing I had ever heard. We can forgive because Christ has our back.

  4. Dear Whitney,
    I have loved your work ever since I bought my first Whitney English stationery years ago when I worked at a stationery store in Atlanta. Then, fast forward to now, I hear you on a podcast and decide I need to follow her blog. I feel like we could definitely be friends as there are so many things you say that I can relate to, but maybe that’s why you are so good at what you do, because you are relatable and genuine. Thank you for all you do for your readers. Thank you for inspiring and encouraging us.

    This particular post on forgiveness, really hit a cord with me. It could not have been more timely either. I have always had such hard time forgiving others and even myself when I make mistakes. I hold grudges like it’s some badge of honor or I should get an award. It’s terrible! For example, I have not spoken to my only brother in more months than I care to say because of something that is so silly now that I look back on it. Granted, he was the one that hurt me, but I need to let it go and forgive. If not for me, but for my parents too. It’s interesting how I can get over things with friends faster than family. For some reason,family is not often treated as nicely as your friends. At least that is in my case.

    As the summer ramps up, my family and I will be seeing my brother and his family in Florida soon, so I know I am going to have to pack your encouraging words on forgiveness, and put it to good use. And that’s not just with my brother but with other relationships that have struggled because I can’t seem to fully forgive. It hit such a cord with me when you said “forgiveness requires faith and faith requires forgiveness.” And that it’s not about someone else, but it’s about you and God. Wow! So so good!

    I can’t thank you enough for this. I am so grateful I found your blog. I pray for others reading your blog will take this as a stepping stone to the road to forgiving and be encouraged as I have been.

    Many Blessings,

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.