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Failures And Forgiveness In Marriage
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We knew we have inadequacies, weaknesses and failures but we find it hard to believe that we willfully offend God, the spouse we love, or the people who are dear to us. It is unpleasant to admit that we hate, envy, selfish and pride, but this is a part of being human. Sins have ways of surprising us and we must deal with the reality of sin in our lives.

In marriage, we must face the potential and the experience of failure and sin. A marriage can last only if there is a capacity on both sides to forgive. Not to forgive and forget, because we don't forget our hurts very easily, but also to forgive and to trust again, and leaving the past behind will follow. Forgiveness doesn't come quickly; neither does the request for an apology. Apologizing takes humility and courage, it admits wrongdoings and failures.

Forgiveness seems to be a very important value in the human world. It is a very powerful tool to bind couples together, friends with each other, brothers and sisters to stick together, families to stay together as one.

A woman who is struggling hard to forgive her husband for his infidelity was deeply wounded, and she was finding it hard to give herself to him again. The husband directly admitted his mistake to her because he was finished with it and he wanted to be straight with her and save their marriage.

Can one forgive even such an injury as infidelity? Can one forgive the many lesser but far more frequent failures of daily life together?

Yes, anyone can, but not until we are completely transformed into the image of Christ, not until we put ourselves together in God's hand and established our communication line with God, not until we trust our faith in Him. We must call on God for His mercy and forgiveness and give importance to the sacrifices God Himself has done for the forgiveness of our sins. People who denied Him were forgiven.

Leave the past behind, learn to forgive and ask for forgiveness, don't stop trusting each other, always give one another a second chance because we are only humans and we are not perfect, no one is perfect in this world. Accept individual's mistake, be honest with one another, admit failures and fears, or maybe a simple "I am sorry. Please Forgive me, You're Forgiven and I Love You" are enough already to have a strong marriage and continue to love one another.


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