Why Forgiveness is So Important in Marriage


Dear Tony, Why is forgiveness so important in marriage?

If you’re married, then you know that arguments can be part of your daily routine.

Couples may fight over little things like what to have for breakfast, where the TV remote disappeared to, or whose turn it is to grocery shop.

Other times, couples may fight over bigger things like how to spend your savings, how to discipline your children, or what to do when one of you loses their job.

Let’s face it: we don’t have a choice when it comes to getting into arguments. They’re bound to happen! But what we do have a choice with is how we react. And we want to encourage you to choose forgiveness.

Coach Dungy shares the power of forgiveness when he explains that when we forgive, “healing takes place, love deepens, and peace reigns.”

This is echoed in Ephesians 4:32 with “Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.”

So be sure to keep forgiveness at the center of your marriage and let us know how we can encourage you more!

Posted on: July 14, 2016