I was at a women’s conference this past weekend. During the lunch hour, everyone was asked to write down a question on a piece of paper. The questions were then taken on stage where we discussed them in an open format. We got feedback from the audience and we offered our thoughts on each topic.
It was clear to me that marriages are under attack, and that couples are mending their wounds.
It was during this time that an interesting question came up. “I’m trying to forgive,” the note read, “but I don’t know if I can ever forget. What should I do?”
The answer was simple, but profound. “Then don’t forget.”
Coming from a place of sin and shame in my own marriage I can understand why she would answer that way.
We can’t always forget, but we can use that experience as a reference point. Knowing where you were and how far you have come, is a reminder of how God has been at work in and through your lives.
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