This was my first step in beginning the process of forgiveness. I am aware, that I do not have all of the answers. My commentary is merely an attempt to provide insight and a platform to initiate the greater conversation.
I stress, that forgiveness does not mean continued acceptance of abuse, but it is necessary for effectively breaking the cycle and moving on.
Again, I urge everyone to share their thoughts, ideas and insights, as we all can benefit from your input.
I urge anyone who's had similar experiences to share their insight in the comment section below. But before doing so, please read this young man's inquiry (in it's entirety). Thank you.
To the young man who sent this text, I hope you find these replies helpful and I urge you to check back at this page from time to time to review contributions from others.
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