Once we have walked through some of our past pain, realized how our past affects us now, and come to a point of forgiveness for those that have hurt us, there is a hope of restored relationships. The Lord loves redemption. He loves to recreate and rebuild that which was lost and he can do that with our relationships, too, when we entrust our pain to him. "A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” John 13:34-35