A Christian psychologist, Everett L. Worthington Jr., well known for his research on forgiveness discovered a model of forgiveness based on Christian principles and his own experience. He focuses on the altruistic gift of forgiveness, after one has acknowledged the seriousness of the offense and empathized with the offender. This may seem impossible! However, the gift of forgiveness touches every heart. An example is Dr. Worthington’s personal experience of coping with the murder of his mot...


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