And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you. (Ephesians 4:32)
This is from my reading this morning. I feel it is crucial for any relationship new or old.
One of the greatest dangers to any marriage is unforgiveness. Without the commitment to forgive and wipe the slate clean on a daily basis, a person’s heart becomes hardened. Unforgiveness is an open door for the devil. The devil uses unresolved anger to accuse your spouse, to you!! Unforgiveness destroys intimacy and passion in the relationship. You will end up being withdrawn and negative. These are danger signs of a heart hardened by unforforgiving. Forgiving a person simply means that you release them from your judgment. It just means that regardless of your spouse’s response, you are going to make sure your heart remains pure. The ultimate reason we forgive is that God has forgiven us. It’s time to decide to forgive. Don’t let the devil use hurts and problems to infect your heart with his lies. Forgive or you will not be forgiven yourself. AMEN.