What is Forgiveness?


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Which of the following is part of forgiving someone?

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1. When you forgive someone for having an affair you should _____.

2. Many people wrongly think that forgiving someone is the same as _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use the questions on this quiz to measure your knowledge of forgiveness. You will be asked to identify what forgiveness really is and how someone can forgive another person.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz/worksheet combo you'll see how much you know about:

  • The way to truly and permanently forgive someone
  • Misconceptions people hold about forgiveness
  • The steps to take when forgiving someone

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the material, such as the importance of accepting that the event will probably not happen again as a part of forgiving someone
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about forgiveness in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what is gained by truly letting go of past actions

Additional Learning

You can get a more in depth look at the importance of true forgiveness by reading the lesson called What is Forgiveness? New information covered includes:

  • The emotional benefits to the person forgiving another
  • What forgiveness definitely is not
  • Why psychologists view the inability to forgive as maintaining a kind of emotional crutch