Posted by Rachel (188.8.131.52) on July 12, 2001 at 19:01:52:
In Reply to: Never say you're sorry posted by Barb D on July 12, 2001 at 07:34:47:
but my biblical background refuses to be quiet.
Sorry Barb, but I do have to disagree and it really isn't with you it is just with the statement or idea "Love means never having to say you're sorry". I believe that true love does mean having to say you are sorry and in a relationship of any kind it is just as important for the other person to say "You are forgiven". The points where people get stuck are that 1. they aren't truly sorry and 2. the person forgiving "does", but puts the offense in his/her pocket to remember later. True apologies and true forgiveness end the problem and they go on starting with a fresh, clean slate.
Den...I have no idea what you are referring to, and I really did try to figure it out, but it is not my area (I don't think) so I will just leave it at that.
Again, Barb, this if from a background where I was brought up that you are accountable for what you say and do to people. Apologies are part of the package if we have wronged someone or something.
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