Forgiveness is designed to set the victim free. … Just because you forgive someone does not mean you are condoning their actions nor does it mean you think that person had the right to hurt you. Despite your forgiveness there are still consequences your person must face for their actions and pain it may have caused others,but forgiving them releases you from the pain.
Forgiveness is for our own growth and happiness. When we hold on to hurt, pain, resentment, and anger it harms us far more than it harms the offender.