Letting Go of the Past
Your past relationships affect you. Often we let past relationships bleed over into new relationships. This can cause a lot of problems in dating and in marriage.
If you are still holding onto hurts of past relationships, it’s time to start letting go of those hurts so that you can move forward. That means it may be time to forgive.
Until you forgive, you are still tied to that other person and you are still giving them power in your life. Forgiveness is a decision. You have to choose to forgive. Forgiveness is also a process. Stay focused and committed to the process and you will get there.
If you are going to build a new, healthy relationship and marriage, you have to finish up the unfinished business of old relationships.
If you are going to build a new healthy relationship and a future marriage, you have to finish the unfinished business of old relationships. Is there any unfinished business in your old relationships?
If you need to forgive someone in your past relationship, pray and ask God to help you forgive them. It’s not easy, and it’s a process, but working toward healing is a step in the right direction.
Philippians 3:13-14 ERV
Brothers and sisters, I know that I still have a long way to go. But there is one thing I do: I forget what is in the past and try as hard as I can to reach the goal before me. I keep running hard toward the finish line to get the prize that is mine because God has called me through Christ Jesus to life up there in heaven.
Ephesians 4:31-32 ERV
Never be bitter, angry, or mad. Never shout angrily or say things to hurt others. Never do anything evil. Be kind and loving to each other. Forgive each other the same as God forgave you through Christ.
Matthew 6:14-15 ERV
Yes, if you forgive others for the wrongs they do to you, then your Father in heaven will also forgive your wrongs. But if you don’t forgive others, then your Father in heaven will not forgive the wrongs you do.