Jan 15, 2018
Jason is a former ESPN Producer
and author of Live to Forgive which is available now (www.jasonromano.com/book).
Jason will talk about the difficulty and freedom in forgiving his
- Working at ESPN, Jason got to meet a lot of
athletes and celebrities. Who would be your favorite athlete to
meet and hang out with for a day?
shares about his broken relationship with his dad due to divorce
and alcohol. What is your relationship with your dad
- Discuss the four stages of forgiveness:
- Feeling the Pain - not masking pain and acting like
it’s not there, but opening up about anger, sadness, frustration,
- Evaluating the Trauma - evaluate and see what has
happened, take inventory, identify what has been affected,
developing healthy boundaries.
- Transforming the Wound - moving from the feelings and
effects you have towards forgiveness rather than lashing out or
feeling entitled to the hurt.
- Forgiving the Abuser - letting go of the bitterness,
not condoning their behavior, freeing yourself and following the
example we see in scripture of God forgiving us.
- Read Ephesians 4:31-32
3:13. How do these verses
speak about forgiveness?
mentioned breaking a cycle when we forgive. How have you this cycle
in a relationship yourself?
shared about his career change when he finally surrendered his
plans and said “yes” to what God wanted. Do you feel like you have
done that in your own work career? Are you doing what God has
called you to do?
you agree with this statement: “Forgiveness is not a weakness, it
is a strength”? Does our culture agree with that?
question to end on: Who is your favorite BIble character and