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"Wonder Years" Star Finds Jesus After Struggling with Forgiveness

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It started with a Bible passage that Candace Bure shared. But before that, it began with a struggle over forgiveness.

In an article first reported on CBN News, actress and mathematician Danica McKellar, known for her role as Winnie Cooper on The Wonder Years, opened up with fans and followers on Instagram about her experience of finding freedom where she least expected to find it — in relationship with Jesus.

Danica shared with Candace her conflict with forgiving others. She finds it easy and acceptable to ask for forgiveness but she really struggled with forgiving others.

Danica DM’d Candace after hearing her present a passage on forgiveness in Instastories. Candace sent Danica a Bible and invited her to attend church with her.

Since attending the church, Danica was so passionate about the joy, love, and freedom she was discovering in Jesus, she had to take to social media and share it with her followers in an impassioned, eighteen-minute live discussion.

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The star admitted that even though her father had felt led to discover the Lord over thirty years ago, she was resistant. She attended church with him occasionally on holidays like Easter but her impression of Christianity was mostly negative.

She had heard that Christianity was responsible for many wars through the years and for a lot of negative experiences because of its dogma. She was put off by the “holier than thou” stereotype she now realizes was just that — a stereotype.

Rather than finding it to be restrictive, she’s finding her relationship with Jesus freeing. She admitted it was humbling to talk about this in her video because she’d always been so against organized religion.

She repeated throughout the talk that she’s no expert, just learning about the faith herself. But, she encouraged viewers to try several churches until they find one like she has, one that is demonstrating to her the love and freedom of Jesus.

Freedom through forgiving others is a topic explored in a 4-part series presented in the Forgiveness Class by Women of Faith. Host Alita Reynolds and CEO of The Vine Uganda Ministry Gari Meacham present sound biblical counsel and practical helps for the process of forgiving others.

Gari understands that forgiveness can be a “daunting struggle” that occurs in a deep and private place in a person’s heart. But she assures viewers that God can help anyone struggling with forgiving others.

Each person who comes to Him can know the freedom of forgiving the way Jesus forgives us.

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Alita explains that people have misunderstandings about forgiveness so the first class covers what biblical forgiveness is and what it isn’t.

Class two is about the forgiving heart. Class three explains why forgiving is so difficult and then class four breaks down the four stages of forgiveness that lead to transformed lives.

This transformation is exactly what Danica McKellar is beginning to experience and can’t wait to share with the world.

Check out the Women of Faith Forgiveness class and experience joy and freedom for yourself!

 

CORRECTION, AUGUST 12, 2022: For clarity purposes, Liftable.com has removed the News category from this article.

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Lori Stanley Roeleveld is a writer, speaker, Christian coach and disturber of hobbits who enjoys making comfortable Christians late for dinner. She’s authored five books with a sixth on the way. Though she has degrees in Psychology and Biblical Studies, Lori learned the most from studying her Bible in life’s trenches. Rhode Islander. Wife, mom, grandmom, retired homeschool parent, part-time giant-slayer. Visit her at www.loriroeleveld.com.
Lori Stanley Roeleveld is a writer, speaker, Christian coach and disturber of hobbits who enjoys making comfortable Christians late for dinner. She’s authored five books with a sixth on the way. Though she has degrees in Psychology and Biblical Studies, Lori learned the most from studying her Bible in life’s trenches. Rhode Islander. Wife, mom, grandmom, retired homeschool parent, part-time giant-slayer. Visit her at www.loriroeleveld.com.




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