Forgive or Forget by Mother Love
Never Underestimate the Power of Forgiveness

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Girlfriend, if you're not willing to sacrifice, compromise, and forgive, then you can forget about having any kind of positive relationship with anything or anybody, and this includes your dog. Period.

Mother Love. She's honest, she's funny, and she's very charming. She's also the host of the captivating and unconventional hit daytime talk show Forgive or Forget. Her guests range from feuding sisters to embittered lovers seeking resolution through forgiveness. Mother Love is the empress, hearing confessions that range from simple to sordid. Mother Love's insights are blunt yet compassionate: "The world is going to hell in a handbasket. I'm trying to show people that if we love each other and learn to forgive each other, we can make the world a better place." She ends each show with the mantra, "Never underestimate the power of forgiveness."

No matter how short or tall, big or small, thick or thin--doesn't matter what skin you're in, everybody needs some Mother Love now and then.

In this book Mother Love blends personal anecdotes from her life and her popular show with a journey to teach readers the true meaning of forgiveness--how to give it and how to receive it. The first section of the book is all about understanding the power of forgiveness--what it really means and how to find it in your heart and practice it. In the second section Mother Love reveals her Passages of Forgiving: Renounce Revenge, Don't Worry About the Negative Vibers, Don't Confuse Revenge with Restitution; Be Wise About "Why?" You May Need to Ask for an Apology; You Don't Have to Receive an Apology to Forgive; Forgiving Is Not Forgetting, If It's Over, Let It Be Over.


About Mother Love

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Mother Love has been seen on the Home Show, Murphy Brown, and Married with Children. Tonya Bolden has authored and coauthored more than twenty books. She also worked with Mother Love on her book Forgive or Forget and with Eartha Kitt on Rejuvenate! (It's Never Too Late). To learn more about her work visit
Published October 1, 1999 by Harpercollins. 187 pages
Genres: Self Help, Religion & Spirituality, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction

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Contending that American society is becoming increasingly intolerant, she asserts that ""Madison Avenue has pumped us full of fool notions about achieving perfection, and this makes us more unforgiving of imperfections in ourselves and in others."" In her characteristic down-to-earth tone, Mother...

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Those for whom five hours a week of Mother Love's syndicated TV weepfest, Forgive or Forget, are not enough, can now rest easy.

Oct 18 1999 | Read Full Review of Forgive or Forget: Never Unde...


That old Love Story adage, "Love means never having to say you're sorry," is thoroughly disproved by this daytime talk program (which premiered in June).

Jul 06 1998 | Read Full Review of Forgive or Forget: Never Unde...

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