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Love prospers when a fault is forgiven,
    but dwelling on it separates close friends.

Proverbs 17:9 NLT

Sometimes it’s hard to see when we are dwelling on a fault and are bitter because it isn’t right in our faces or we feel like we are over what happened.

Things to look out for, in identifying what separates close friends, is making mean comments, having mean thoughts toward people we love, starting to hate being in the same room, or favoring someone over a friend, and so on. When we start to see those things, we have to take a deeper look at what we are bitter about and work on forgiving.

If we don’t deal with the bitterness we will hurt our relationships and end up feeling very lonely and distant from friends. Have you seen any of these signs in your relationships? Who do you need to forgive and apologize to for dwelling on a fault?