Forgiveness brings healing.

It's hard to say, "I'm sorry," but

Whether we're big or small we all mess up and make choices we regret. Seeking forgiveness—from those we hurt and from God—brings healing. When you confess your sins in the Sacrament of Reconciliation, God's grace restores your friendship with him and strengthens you to live and love better going forward. Nextstep Seek Forgiveness gives you tools to help you and your kids prepare to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation and receive God's forgiveness.

Create a Culture of Forgiveness in Your Home

It starts with you.

It can feel really vulnerable to admit you were wrong—especially to your kids. Apologizing and seeking forgiveness sets a powerful example for your family to follow. Extending mercy and forgiveness readily gives your family a taste of God's love in their closest relationships. Get ideas and encouragement for how to invite the Holy Spirit into those hard moments when failure becomes an opportunity to grow in love.
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Seek Forgiveness

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Your goals for this step are to model your commitment to receiving the Sacrament of Reconciliation, grow in your ability to talk about the sacrament with your kids and help them receive it, and to work toward building a culture of mercy and reconciliation in your home. The Nextstep Card gives you everything you need to do the step. Sign up to download!
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Daily Encouragement

Instruction, Guidance, and

  • 01

    Start Here

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    • Welcome to Seek Forgiveness

    • What Is Nextstep?

    • View or Download the Nextstep Card

    • Print the Nextstep Card

    • Order the Nextstep Card

    • About the Speakers

    • Gratitude and Acknowledgments

  • 02

    Week 1: The Sacrament of Reconciliation

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    • Your Experience and Hopes

    • Confession as a Family

    • The Beauty and Power of Confession

    • Model Commitment

    • Talk About It

    • Answering Questions about Reconcilation

    • Teaching and Discussion Prompts on the Sacrament of Reconciliation

    • Help Kids Prepare

    • Make It Special

  • 03

    Week 2: Building a Culture of Mercy in the Home

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    • Mercy and Forgiveness

    • No Perfect Parents Allowed

    • The Importance of Vulnerability

    • On Asking Forgiveness

    • Relationship Over Right

    • Natural and Supernatural Resources

    • Praying For Your Children

  • 04

    Beyond the Step

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    • Look Back

    • Choose Your Nextstep