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How can I forgive someone who abused me?

July 18, 2016



This week our host Andrew Ray sits down with Winston Smith Cecelia Bernhardt to respond to a question on forgiveness: “I would like to forgive an abuser and release a hurtful past to God, let go of my bitterness, and even be kind to the offender. How do you do this in an unhealthy relationship where the person who hurt me will likely never see my pain or change?”

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Cecelia Bernhardt

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Cecelia is a senior counselor at CCEF, where she has served since 2004. She holds a master of divinity from Westminster Theological Seminary and has earned the advanced counseling certificate from CCEF. Cecelia has counseled in the local church context and held leadership roles in women’s and singles ministries. She has a particular burden for counseling victims of childhood sexual abuse.

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Winston Smith

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