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We've had a good relationship for years, but we'd never worked through some troubling issues from our past.
Perhaps our greatest surprise was the way each of us had remembered the details that made us look good and forgotten the details that made us look bad.
It was healing to confess our sins to each other and ask forgiveness.
Scripture says "the heart is deceitful above all things" (Jeremiah 17:9). That's why Christians need a "heart-transplant" ( Jeremiah 31:33; Ezekiel 36:26).
But that doesn't mean we Christians automatically see everything from the right perspective.
To "guard our hearts" (Proverbs 4:23) we need to faithfully examine our actions, humbly confess our sins, and press on to know Christ better.
"Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed." James 5:16
Do any of your relationships need this type of attention and healing?