Handing them the Loaded Gun


Summary: Wanting true reconciliation means asking, “Will you forgive me?” And then remember to be silent allowing the person we hurt to feel and think. It means transferring power from the person who caused the pain over to the person who has been hurt.

Real Life Story: Woman recounts sexual abuse at the hands of her father as a child, and the experience of confronting him as an adult.

Scripture Reference: Genesis 50 After his brothers sold him into slavery as a young child, Joseph now has his brothers standing before him asking for forgiveness.

Keywords: #forgiveness #sexualabuse #daughter #power #silence #joseph