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YSL EMPOWERMENT – The Power of Apologizing:

All rights reserved March, 2015 by Rev. Dr. Sheila Walker 

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How to give a sincere and heartfelt apology is simple … it should not:


  • Have “but clauses” that places blame and guilt

  • Explain away one’s own responsibility in the situation

  • Overlook the hurt and pain the issue caused

  • Be given without asking for forgiveness

  • Exclude an assurance of not recurring   


The instructions above are completely necessary for a sincere apology based

its meaning and intention. When we apologize we’re actually:


  • Showing regret

  • Confessing

  • Making an admission of guilt

  • Asking for forgiveness

  • Showing contrition

  • Needing to win back favor

  • Trying to reconcile or mend

  • Showing love and concern

  • Pleasing God

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