Q: I know we’re supposed to forgive those who’ve hurt us, but sometimes it’s really hard. Right now, I’m going through a very painful divorce, and I don’t see how God expects me to have a forgiving spirit. Why bother anyway? — K.D.
A: Forgiveness can be very difficult, especially when you’ve felt much emotional pain. This will be a very personal decision and should be based on what is best for you and your life. At some point, giving forgiveness to this person may help you emotionally, but you should know that you are not obligated to give it.
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