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Why should helpers assess for repentance when serious sin has disrupted a relationship? Author Darby Strickland argues that evaluating the authenticity of an offender’s repentance is an important prerequisite to making recommendations on how to move forward. It shows love to both the sinner and the person sinned against, whose safety may be at risk. She gives guidance on how to discern true repentance, suggesting criteria to consider and questions to ask those involved.