Are You Tired Of The Pain, Shame & Blame?
Each time we are hurt by someone or we hurt another, it causes a wound. A wound of pain, shame, and blame that affects and infects us with anger, depression, relationship problems, spiritual separation, and even at times substance abuse.
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Mark’s personal story has taken him from an abusive home life to being homeless on the streets of LA. Mark draws you into his story like only a man speaking from the heart can do, and before you know it, you’re living his story, hanging on each word. You’re hoping for resolution. You know it’s coming because here is the man living and breathing before you, but how could it be? How can this be the same man who lived this be able to live a life of grace? Mark’s answer is simple. Forgiveness. Purchase HERE.
Forgiving A Good Man isn’t just a emotional movie – it’s a deliberate conversation starter. Some will see it as the kind of film to invite friends to watch, in order to follow up with a discussion about the power and freedom in forgiving. More at:
4 Types of Forgiveness
Click on one of the that applies to you
“Forgiveness is not always easy. At times, it feels more painful than the wound we suffered, to forgive the one that inflicted it. And yet, there is no peace without forgiveness.”
— Marianne Williamson
Faith in Forgiveness
Do you believe in a higher power?
Regardless if you believe in God or not, we are here to help. Judgement and justice when the hurt is so bad, we get it.
I believe in God
A Barna survey found that around one in four practicing Christians (23%) has a person in their life who “they just can’t forgive." Among practicing Christians who claim there is an individual in their lives they can’t forgive, more than one-quarter (28%) admits they wish they could do so.
I don't believe in God
It is only when you become willing to explore your darkness that you will discover the light of freedom found in forgiveness. It is a gift to yourself, NOT an exchange with your offender nor is it subject to anything. This gift - is the path for giving you joy and freedom. The path of forgiving.”
Dr. Everett Worthington is one of the leading authorities on forgiveness and co-editor of the Handbook of Forgiveness. His REACH model is a scientifically validated tool that provides a step-by-step process to reach forgiveness. It has proven to show significant reductions in unforgiveness, depression symptoms, and anxiety symptoms.
R = Recall the hurt.
E = Empathize with your partner.
A = Altruistic gift.
C = Commit.
H = Hold onto forgiveness.
In 2017, 70x7 hosted a "Why Forgiveness" event at North Point Community Church w/ speakers Elizabeth Smart, Mark Goodman, and Hassani Pettiford. Social media group GoalCast picked it up and edited it into an inspirational 5 min video that went viral with over 139M views and 700,000+ shares.
1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 men have been sexually abused as a child. This pain, left unforgiven, can destroy lives. Watch this short one-minute video to understand the magnitude. If you were, you are not alone and there is freedom available from the pain and shame.
(video credit: Defend Innocence)
Quick to Judge Others?
Let's face it, we love to judge others but don't like it when they judge us. Read this short story that maybe you can relate. Learn how to go on a process of Judgment Detox. And now you now the rest of the story...
Sexual Assault / Rape
70x7 interviews Sharon who was sexually assaulted as a teenager and still struggles with her journey to freedom in forgiveness. (Caution: Video contains subject matter only for adults.)
Forgiving Someone Else
That pain that was caused is real and you have EVERY right to hang on to that backpack of pain, shame, and blame. I won't take it from you. But how is that working out for you?
Does a relationship have to end when there is infidelity? No! At a 70x7 event, Hasani Pettiford (The Couples Academy) explains how forgiveness is possible and have a better relationship because of the experience!
Science of Forgiveness
There is actually a science in forgiving. Thanks to many, especially renowned clinical psychologist Everett Worthington and thousands of studies and trials done by many, we can examine what techniques work best when seeking freedom from a past transgression.
3 levels: 1) Decisional, 2) Emotional, 3) Spiritual