To fully open each other and enjoy a lifetime of love, we must learn the most important skill of all, forgiveness. Forgiving others for their mistakes not only frees you to love again but allows you to forgive yourself for not being perfect.

When we don’t forgive in one relationship, our love is restricted in all our relationships. When a heart is blocked in one relationship, it beats more weakly in them all. We stubbornly hold on to bitterness and resentment not because we are not loving, but because we do not know how to forgive.


If when we were children our parents had asked for our forgiveness when they made mistakes, we would know how to forgive. If we had watched them forgive each other, we would better know how to forgive. If we had experienced being forgiven for our own mistakes, we would…

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