To struggle to forgive is to suffer.--Shawn Lantz
God has really put me through the fire so to speak in regards to the area of forgiveness. Last October I even wrote a whole series on the topic. I have read many a book, done a few Bible studies, and spent hours in the process of forgiveness. Does it get any easier? I actually think that that depends on the depth of the offense and how much practice you have in the forgiving department. For me forgiveness has become paramount in me dealing with an abuse situation in my life. I am pretty sure that I would be a very bitter person if I had not made the choice to forgive.
I recently came across Encountering the Healing Power of Forgiveness (Living with Unmet Desires) by Shawn Lantz. This Bible study for women goes through the lives of one family discussing generational sin and the goal of forgiving. While I am only on the second week I am learning so much from Shawn's study. And what is really cool about this book is that Shawn has teaching videos to go with it and they are FREE! I really like Shawn's writing style (reminds me of Beth Moore) and how she personalizes the lessons. I will keep you posted as I progress through the study, but if it continues to be like the first two weeks I am sure that I will get a lot out of it!
Shawn also has another Bible study called Living with Unmet Desires: Exposing the Many Faces of Jealousy. I may do that one next!