Forgiveness


My brother is in prison for possession of child pornography. I would like to forgive him, but I am afraid if I open my heart I will feel obligated to help him when he gets out of prison. Please comment on my models.

C: My brother is in prison for possession of child pornography
T: I want to forgive him but I don’t want to feel obligated to help him when he gets out of prison
F: Fear
A: Looping thoughts
R: Don’t forgive him

C: My brother is in prison for possession of child pornography
T: I want to forgive him because I know that is best for me
F: Clarity
A: Forgive him
R: Move on with my life, know that I get to choose whether to help him or not