We've all been hurt, lied to, and maybe even betrayed. But there is nothing quite as intense as murder.

To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.

As a life long advocate of forgiveness, this video didn't just catch my eye… It blew my mind. Far too often we hold grudges and allow the pain of the past ruin our present. Not this women.

Have you struggled with forgiveness? What's been the hardest part? Let me know in the comments below.


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21 thoughts on “He Murdered Her Only Son. Now He Lives Next Door. What!?

  1. Nancy D says:

    These two are AMAZING people! Have met them in person! Proof that through God all things are possible!

    • Dale Partridge says:

      Wow, Nancy! How incredible that you got to meet them! God really amazes me when we allow him to work through us.

  2. Michelle says:

    Is truth that being unable to forgive can destroy you emotionally. I had issues with my father; he was an alcoholic and he abandon us when I was 8. The last time I saw him was at the court because he didn’t pay the child support, by then, I was already 15. I was very angry at him and at his family (mother, father,etc). That, I think, made me very insensitive to the feelings of others; I easily could lost my temper and do hurt others’ feelings. I met this person, who was jewish and when we were talking the situation with my father came up. He listen to every point of my argument and at the end he asked me: And why haven’t you forgave him yet? And I was like “you crazy” but he told me, “you need to forgive him so that you can heal your heart and live a happy life”. After 8 years, last week I saw my father. In my mind, I imagine the things I would say to him, hurtful things. But in reality, I was to my surprise, very happy to see him!

  3. jesse says:

    WOW.. good for her.. the power of forgiveness.. seems to me I remember reading something that said the only thing harder than forgiving someone is asking for it yourself..

    • Dale Partridge says:

      Jesse, that might be true, interesting way of looking at it! The power of forgiveness is astounding, indeed.

  4. Kara Langaker says:

    It’s so much easier to hold hatred in your heart towards someone who did something horrible to you. Once you let that hate go you feel an overwhelming peace that make you realize, life is too short to dwell on moments that put you down. Build a bridge and get over it, you’ll feel so much better!

    • Dale Partridge says:

      Right? I totally agree. I’ve experienced that overwhelming peace and it makes it so worth it.

  5. playababy1 says:

    Forgiveness becomes easier when placed in the light of how WE’VE
    been forgiven. If we don’t spend enough time reflecting on how BIG our sin is and how HUGE and how MUCH God lavishes HIS forgiveness on us. Then we become like to servant in Mathew 18:22-35 grudge holding and petty. That heart dishonors God because it dishonors HIS GIANT work so we can hold onto something small.

  6. Francisco García Santamaría says:

    I was positively amazed by this woman act and then read some of the
    comments in YouTube and saw myself – a few years/months ago – writting
    “This woman is crazy”, “I’d have killed that guy”, etc.. etc.. . The
    only explanation I can find for me applauding this act now is Jesus,
    Faith, Holy Spirit.. or whatever you want to call it.

  7. Cait says:

    I miss your written posts; I can’t watch any of these videos that you’ve been posting lately while I’m at work. 🙁

  8. AdjustedSails says:

    i absolutely love his honesty that he’s yet to forgive himself. it’s a tough road we all walk in some way. glory to God for this. “i forgive for me” is a cute sentiment n as a therapist, i get it; i promise i do. but, as a Christian, i only halfheartedly accept it…forgiveness, imo, is a testament to GOD’s goodness; that amidst all of life’s badness, God is good, He forgives, He restores, that wherever sin abounds, grace much more abounds. just my opinions on it, tho.

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