The Burn Book: Finding Forgiveness

Podcast Title: All-Star Marriage Podcast

Episode number: 4

Episode Title: The Burn Book: Finding Forgiveness

Host Name: Johnathan Hines - Background About Host Johnathan Hines: Husband, Father, Best selling Author, Christian, Sports, Hunter, Fisher, and Relationship Coach, CEO. Johnathan has a son and a daughter. Son is a toddler and daughter is a teenager. Christian Author, He started his coaching practice in 2007.

Tagline: "Exploring the big questions in life, one episode at a time"

Greeting: Welcome to the All-Star Marriage Podcast, where we explore the big questions in life, one episode at a time. I'm your host, Johnathan Hines, and today we're diving into a topic that can be difficult for many of us… Forgiveness.


Why did the burnt toast refuse to forgive the bread? Because it loafed around too much!


Quote: " “The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.” - Mahatma Gandhi

Forgiveness is the key that unlocks the door of resentment and the handcuffs of hatred. It is a power that breaks the chains of bitterness and the shackles of selfishness." - Corrie ten Boom (Sound effect: key unlocking a door)


Segment 1:

In today's world, society puts a lot of emphasis on holding grudges and seeking revenge. Many people struggle with forgiveness because they view it as a sign of weakness, or they simply don't know how to let go of their anger and hurt. Some may fear that forgiving someone means they condone what the other person did. But holding onto grudges can negatively impact our mental and physical health, as well as our relationships. It's important to learn how to forgive to free ourselves from the burden of resentment.


Forgiveness can be a difficult thing to achieve, especially when it comes to our closest relationships. We've all been hurt by someone we love, and it can be hard to move on and forgive.


Story: Take for example, Nelson Mandela. Mandela spent 27 years in prison, facing horrible abuse and mistreatment. Despite this, he was able to forgive his captors and work towards a peaceful end to apartheid in South Africa. His ability to forgive allowed him to move forward and create change.


Analogy: Holding onto a grudge is like carrying a heavy weight on your shoulders. You know it's there, and it's weighing you down, but you struggle to let it go. Forgiveness is like setting down that weight and walking away. It allows you to move forward with a lighter spirit. (Sound effect: weight being set down)

Forgiveness is like building a sandcastle. It takes time and effort to create something beautiful, but one wrong step can destroy it all. Similarly, it takes time and effort to build a relationship, but one mistake can ruin everything. The key is to keep working at it and not let the mistakes of the past destroy the future.


Segment 2: I recently wrote a book called "The Burn Book: Finding Forgiveness." In it, I share my own journey towards forgiveness and how it can help couples rekindle their relationships.

The book includes chapters on understanding the need for forgiveness, identifying needed forgiveness, creating a burn book on forgiveness, steps for forgiving each person mentioned in the burn book, and what to do during the burning ceremony.


In my book "The Burn Book: Finding Forgiveness," I explore how to unlock the healing power of forgiveness to rekindle your relationship.


Are you tired of holding onto anger and pain from past experiences? Do you want to experience the healing power of forgiveness to rekindle your relationships? Look no further than ""The Burn Book: Finding Forgiveness."  This wisdom-filled guide includes five chapters to help anyone in need of forgiveness.

Table of Content:

  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1: Understanding the Need for Forgiveness
  • Chapter 2: Identifying Needed Forgiveness
  • Chapter 3: Creating a Burn Book on Forgiveness
  • Chapter 4: Steps for Forgiving Each Person Mentioned in the Burn Book

Chapter 5: What to do During the Burning Ceremony


Story 1: In ancient times, it was believed that holding onto anger and resentment was like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.

Story 2: A more modern example of the power of forgiveness is Nelson Mandela. After being imprisoned for 27 years, he forgave his captors and went on to lead his country as a unifying force.

Action Steps: Imagine yourself sitting across from the person you need to forgive. Tell them how you feel and why their actions hurt you. Then, imagine forgiving them and moving on with your life. (Sound effect: exhale, sense of relief)

Segment 3:

Forgiveness is not easy, but it is possible. By choosing to forgive, we can unlock a whole new world of healing and growth in our relationships. Remember, forgiveness is not condoning the actions of others, but it is about freeing ourselves from the burden of resentment. Take the first step today and begin the journey of forgiveness. (Sound effect: bird chirping, sense of hope)




Forgiveness is like cleaning out a closet. It might seem like a daunting task at first, but once you start sorting through all the clutter and taking things out, the weight lifts off your shoulders. You feel lighter and more free. The same thing happens when we forgive someone. It’s not an easy process, but once it’s done, we feel a sense of relief and contentment.


Remember, forgiveness is not a one-time event. It's a process that takes time and effort, but it's worth it in the end. By learning to forgive, we can move forward and create stronger relationships with those we love.


Buy a copy today!!! 

"The Burn Book: Finding Forgiveness."