Question of the Week: Forgiveness?
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|Mon, 07-14-2003 - 2:49am|
I am just finishing a book called "Toxic Parents" and the chapter on forgiveness in this book makes more sense than anything else I have ever read or heard on the subject. I will do a post to this thread telling about what the author says when I answer this question.
Please don't think that by asking this I'm telling anyone that they have to say it's okay that their abuse was done to them. I firmly believe that the blame and responsibility for what happened belongs squarely on the shoulders of the abuser(s).
My question is, what role do you believe forgiveness plays in healing from sexual abuse? Feel free to express your feelings on the subject, and you don't have to be nice about it! If you feel outraged or angry at the concept of forgiveness, let it rip! This is a tough subject for me. I'll probably post about what I read tomorrow.
Hugs to all, Heidi