This article explains that extending forgiveness to those who ask for it should not wait until it is discerned whether the offender is sincere. Forgiveness should be granted upon the request itself. In cases where the offender needs help in overcoming sin, help should be given as well.
This article dispels some common myths about forgiveness. These myths include the idea that you cannot forgive until you have worked through your emotions against the offender, forgiving while still angry or upset is hypocritical, and if I forgive, I must forget. The article concludes with a definition of forgiveness.
Forgiveness is a promise to no longer remember someone’s sin and to stop holding it against them. This article gives the biblical ground for this definition.
Forgiveness: why is it so hard? It is hard because we are called to relinquish our desire for revenge and trust God's justice.
Sometimes pursuing peace is not easy, since it may mean that one is called to rebuke or repent or forgive. However, striving for unity in Christ should make pursuing peace possible.
In the church, forgiveness involves the offender, the offended, and the third party. The church should be a witness of Christ's forgiveness.