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Episode 5 - Seven Steps of Forgiveness

If You Really Knew Me

Friday, April 9, 2021 -

Has someone ever wronged you and you just can’t seem to get past it? Maybe you struggle with even wanting to forgive the person. On this podcast episode of If You Really Knew Me, Ben & Kim talk about the 7 steps of forgiveness and how it’s affected by our enneagram type and the process you walk through.

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Forgiveness is something we ALL have to tackle. If you are struggling today, I encourage you to seek the Lord. Only He can give you the strength you need to be able to forgive others AND yourself.


  • Forgiveness is giving up your right to hurt someone who has hurt you.
  • Forgiveness does not diminish the wrong done against you.
  • Forgiveness is not a denial of what happened.
  • Forgiveness does not take away the consequences the other person will face because of his or her actions.
  • Forgiveness is an act and a process. Even when a person decides to forgive another person, feelings of relief or healing are usually not immediate. Forgiving someone can be difficult and uncomfortable.
  • Forgiveness is not weakness. It is the most powerful thing you can do. It breaks the hold that has been put on your life. Refusing to forgive allows the person or thing that was hurtful to you to continue to hurt you.
  • Forgiveness does not mean forgetting. Forgiveness does not require you to become a “doormat.”
  • Forgiveness does not require you to open yourself up to the offender to be hurt again.
  • Forgiveness does not wait for the offender to apologize or earn forgiveness in some way.

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If you’re not sure where to start but want to know more, refer to Ep 2 - The Enneagram Explained

Info credit: Beth McCord (Your Enneagram Coach)

Hosts: Kim Willey and Ben Sorrells

Ben is a Certified Enneagram Coach through YEC and Beth McCord

Helpful Links:

Discover your Enneagram Type: Here's one that we like! YEC Enneagram Type Assessment

Learn about all 9 types: 9 Types Overview

In-depth Enneagram Courses: YEC Enneagram Courses


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