Forgiving the Unforgivable

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Original Air Date: 
May 21, 2017

Are there certain acts, certain people who are beyond forgiveness? When you’re hurt and the only way out of toxic bitterness and resentment is to let go, how do you summon the resolve to reach out to the person who hurt you most? This hour, the keys to living a more forgiving life.

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Thordis Elva reached out to the man who raped her, ultimately setting her on a journey towards forgiveness.

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13:56
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TTBOOK summer intern Caryn McKechnie spoke to a few people about how they felt the last time they forgave someone.

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1:46
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The leading researcher of forgiveness breaks down cognitive steps to letting go of trauma.

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10:38
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Writer Rod Dreher on how his faith compelled him to return home in search of forgiveness.

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10:37
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Novelist Hari Kunzru on the line between cultural appreciation and appropriation.

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10:58
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September 14, 2018