Forgiveness in Families: Your Turn

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This Week on Mothering Spirit

Karianna’s essay invites us to consider how we forgive our families—our parents as well as our children.

Rakhi’s prayer beckons us into the shadowlands of our own hearts, to ask for God’s mercy. 

Resources to keep reflecting

A forever-favorite essay from Brian Doyle on forgiveness as a father: A Sin.

From the Mothering Spirit archives on the strength it takes to forgive: Courage from the Tomb.

For more from this week’s essay writer, check out Karianna Frey’s The 90-Day Morning Devotional: Inspiring Devotions to Start Your Day with God.

In honor of National Prematurity Awareness Month in November & World Prematurity Awareness Day on Nov. 17, here’s a wealth of wisdom from Kathryn Whitaker if you’re a NICU parent or love someone whose baby was born prematurely.

Thanks to our sponsors

This week’s sponsor of Mothering Spirit is Brazos Press, publisher of Choosing Us by Gail Song Bantum and Brian Bantum. In Choosing Us, Gail Song Bantum and Brian Bantum, a multiracial Christian couple, reveal the lessons, mistakes, and secrets that have helped them navigate race, family history, and gender dynamics to inspire other couples to pursue mutual flourishing in their marriage partnership.

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This Week’s Question for Readers

How has forgiveness changed your parenting?

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