If I forgive myself am I letting myself off too easily?

Forgiving yourself isn’t the same as lowering your standards. Because forgiveness changes you.

How can it sound to confuse forgiving yourself with lowering your standards?

How has forgiveness changed you? How have you seen it change others?

3 Moves in Asking for Forgiveness

What does asking for forgiveness sound like?

  1. “I’m sorry I hurt you.” Period. (No qualifiers.)

  2. “I would like to receive your forgiveness.”

  3. “I want to prove worthy of your trust again.”

When was a time you were on the receiving end of a “good “ apology? What meant the most to you in that? Tell a story of a bad apology. How did it miss the mark? What makes these things so hard to say?