Sunday, December 27, 2009

The Power of Forgiveness

Here's something we ran across on Facebook that is definitely worth passing on. Please consider if there is someone you need to forgive. What does forgiveness have to do with dating, you ask? We want you to be the healthiest person and dater possible. This includes a clear conscience toward God. Remember, healthy people attract healthy people.

Colossians 3:13
Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.

In October 2003 in Atlanta, forty of the top scientists from around the world gathered to share their findings on the power of forgiveness. Here are the results of the findings:

Forgiveness improves people`s health.
Those who are most forgiving live more satisfied lives.
Forgiveness is a factor in lowering blood pressure.
Forgiveness is linked to less depression.
Those who forgive have lower levels of pain.
But those who cannot or will not forgive suffer long-term health problems such as higher blood pressure, higher stress levels, frequent depression, more hostility and are more likely to be addicted to alcohol and substance abuse.

~ Linda

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