I'm sorry. Will you forgive me? Those simple words that we teach children to say can be the most difficult we will ever utter. Whether the issue is trivial or vital, forgiveness can be a challenge to any couple. How do we keep small hurts from building up? How do we forgive when we don't feel like it? Here Bil and Pam Farrel provide a down-to-earth look at forgiveness as we experience it---or don't---in our marriages.
How can you stay in love with your spouse? Practice forgiveness.
It's that simple. But it's also really difficult. Saying "I'm sorry" and meaning
it may be one of the biggest challenges you've ever faced. But your marriage may depend on it. Bill and Pam Farrel write from many years of experience as counselors to engaged and married couples. Over and over again, they've seen that healthy and happy couples have learned the power of forgiveness. They've been able to understand and accept God's dramatic sacrifice of forgiveness in Jesus' death on the cross. And they've been able to offer that same kind of forgiveness to each other. In Love, Honor & Forgive
the Farrels speak honestly about forgiveness in marriage, offering plenty of stories for thought and suggestions for action. You'll discover
- what forgiveness is and isn't
- how to find motivation to forgive when you're hurt or angry
- conversational techniques to help you ask for forgiveness
- tips for keeping the "little things" from turning into big ones
- steps to rebuilding trust with your spouse
- how to restore passion in your relationship after it's been damaged or broken
- the heavy toll bitterness takes--on you and your marriage
- how to forgive even when your spouse doesn't want forgiveness
The Farrels offer honest, practical and motivating counsel to help you restore or grow the love in your marriage. Asking and offering forgiveness is at the center. It is
possible. And here's how.
Bill Farrel is Pastor to Small Groups at Shadow Mountain Community Church. Bill is co-director (with his wife and another IVP author, Pam) of , a relationships ministry. Bill is the co-author of (with Steve Arterburn) and (with Pam Farrel, Harvest House). He is also the author of , a guy's guide to romance. Farrel has worked as a senior pastor, youth pastor, radio speaker, public speaker and writer.
Pam Farrel, a speaker and author, is co-founder with her husband Bill of Masterful Living, an organization that helps couples build successful relationships. Together Pam and Bill authored the bestselling book (Harvest House). Pam is also the author of (IVP), (Harvest House), (Harvest House), (with Steve Aurterburn), and articles in magazines and newspapers. Farrel has also worked as a director of women's ministries, youth leader and conference speaker.
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