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The power to forgive and reconcile


When we forgive, we affirm: "who you are is more important to me than what you did." This seminar teaches how to activate the healing process of forgiving with one's soul, mind, heart, and will. The goal of forgiveness is to build a new and stronger relationship, not to "fix" an old one. Forgiveness requires a merciful heart; reconciliation entails a just behavioral change. The journey from forgiveness to reconciliation is an essential part of a healthy relationship.

Key skills

Participants will learn about:

  • How to restore the offender's dignity in our soul and mind
  • How to cancel the emotional debt in our heart
  • How to integrate mercy and justice

Seminar details

John Yzaguirre, Ph.D. or Claire Frazier-Yzaguirre, MFT, M.Div. offers this seminar to couples in all stages of married life who need to heal past hurts. It lasts typically 2 hours but its length and content can be adapted to your church or retreat schedule. Participants have the opportunity to share and ask questions to the presenter. For further information, please contact: Claire@thrivingfamilies.com. Dr. John Yzaguirre also offers this seminar in Spanish.

To schedule this seminar, please go to booking a seminar.

To read some feedback from participants in seminars by John Yzaguirre, Ph.D. and Claire Frazier-Yzaguirre, please go to testimonials.


Marital counseling

If you are interested in marital counseling, please contact Claire at claire@thrivingfamilies.com or John at john@thrivingfamilies.com to set an appointment. We look forward to meeting with you and your spouse.