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Moving Forward: Six Steps to Forgiving Yourself and Breaking Free from the Past

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“I can never forgive myself,” she said. “Every time I think about it, I get sick to my stomach.”
I knew that feeling. I had felt it due to my own failures and shortcomings. I also knew I could help her, because I know that sometimes the hardest person to forgive is yourself.

The partial truth about us is hard to accept: We hurt those we love. We fail to step in when others
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Paperback, 240 pages
Published July 16th 2013 by WaterBrook Press (first published January 1st 2013)
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Caroline Abbott
I don't struggle with forgiving myself, but I work with a lot of formerly abused women who do. I believe the steps outlined in this book would be very helpful to these women. The author shares his very painful story in the book, which makes it very engaging. Excellent resource!
Joel Jackson
In "Moving Forward" Everett L. Worthington offers wisdom imbued with God's grace. Worthington explores the tragedy of his mother's murder and brother's subsequent suicide with the aching beauty of one who has faced suffering, doubt, pain, and self-loathing in the midst of the unquenchable grace of God. Through the tragedies of both of these events, Worthington developed a sense of guilt due to the fact that he was not there for his brother. He discovered a need to forgive himself for his felt re ...more
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In Moving Forward Everett L. Worthington Jr. has published a compelling book of forgiveness; the first chapter opened with the story of his brother witnessing the aftermath of his mother's murder. His brother committed suicide after a long bout with depression, and Everett wrote about the impact those actions made on his psyche. Since he is a Christian psychiatrist, he struggled for years with guilt over not being able to help his brother more.

Everett uses many Biblical principles, but he admits
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Linda Krueger
This is a thought provoking book. A nice mix between story and self help. There are many great points to help you in your journey to self-forgiveness. His 5 steps are not unachievable but it it's a process. Two points that really hit me and are different from many other self help books are:
1. Give yourself the same altruistic gift you would give other people-understanding and forgiveness.
2. Commit to the emotional self-forgiveness that you experience in order to...Hold on to self-forgiveness of
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It's a basic self-help book. It is not written for atheists.
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