Guilt attacks our heart by creating in us an “I owe you” dynamic in our relationship. Guilt is healthy when we do something wrong, but if unaddressed it will get our heart out of rhythm. The way out from guilt is confession. Agreeing to the truth of the wrong(s) we’ve done, and looking to make what restitution we can as part of a pledge to change our behaviour in the future. Confession is not about fixing our relationship, though that is a hopeful outcome. Confession is about freeing our heart from guilt, so we can freely love.