A Question on Forgiveness
I am currently at home and recovering from strep/tonsillitis and learning how to sneeze again without feeling like the end is near. So I apologize for no Monday post this week. BUT I HAVE A QUESTION!!
Gary Chapman has pointed out that there are 5 Love Languages (Receiving Gifts, Physical Touch, Words of Affirmation, Acts of Kindness and Quality Time) wouldn't you think or dare to believe that there is more than one way to receive an apology? Gary Chapman and Jennifer Thomas have penned a book, "When Sorry Isn't Enough" (previously titled, "5 Languages of Apology") and it speaks of how people receive an apology or knowing that they have been forgiven. Knowing how you receive an apology and who the people you are in relationship receives an apology can be a heavy lifeline that will have the ability to save the relationship if allowed. Expressing Regret, Make Restitution, Genuinely Repent, Request Forgiveness and Accept Responsibility are the 5 different types of languages of apology.
Take this quiz and see if it pinpoints how you receive an apology from someone who may have hurt you. It will give you scenarios about relationships and work. Your results will be emailed to you.
I would love to hear some of your results. I will start it out. I was not surprised that my top score was "Expressing Regret" but it really did pinpoint how I receive an apology from some and helps me let go of the hurt.
"The “Expressing Regret” Apology Language speaks most clearly when the person offering the apology reflects sincerity not only verbally, but also through body language. Unflinching eye contact and a gentle, but firm touch are two ways that body language can underscore sincerity." (From my Apology Language Personal Profile emailed to me after taking the quiz.)