Forgiving Is Not the Only Option

Forgiveness is a buzzword that gets thrown around a lot and means a variety of different things to different people. It is often cited as the means to achieve healing, growth, or self-improvement…and, occasionally, it is revered as the only means one can achieve these things. Is forgiveness necessary for one to heal or improve their life, relationships, or wellbeing? I don’t believe it is. I actually believe that pushing forgiveness on people who are not ready to forgive is more harmful than helpful situations when a person is not ready to let go of active emotions related to the offender or…