How To Deal With Toxic Relationships?
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I have discovered that there are primarily two ways to deal with toxic relationships 1) to pray about it and 2) to talk things over with the other person! Usually, toxic people tend to think they are right all the time and that your thoughts and opinions do not matter.
If you are forced to interact with toxic people at work, school, or home, the best way to guard your heart is to set up appropriate boundaries so that the other person does not infringe on your rights and need for respect. If all else doesn’t work, please ignore the toxic person, but that is the last resort. The Holy Spirit has worked in your heart and life; the toxic person may need more time to grow. ~ Bill Greguska
James 4:4 You adulterous people, don’t you know that friendship with the world means enmity against God? Therefore, anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God.
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A relationship takes work, and it changes. And you go with the changes. It’s more good than bad times, but it’s not always good. You have to overcome those issues and move on. ~ David Burtka
1 Corinthians 15:33-34 Do not be misled: “Bad company corrupts good character.” Come back to your senses as you ought, and stop sinning, for some are ignorant of God—I say this to your shame.
Toxic Relationships Are Everywhere! Learn About Them!
The three primary qualities absent in toxic relationships are honesty, respect, and love. To avoid unhealthy relationships, you must set boundaries so that your rights are not violated or you are abused in any way. Learn more about toxic relationships here on this page! Did you realize that toxic relationships will drain you if you are not careful? You may be in a bad relationship and not know what to do about it.
Toxic relationships that have gone unattended will tend to no longer exist in time, but some damage may be done. I have heard and believe friendship is the hardest ship to sail anywhere in the world! (unless, of course, you know a little bit about healthy relationships?) It can be tough to avoid toxic relationships in our society, but the good news is that you can set up some strategies to deal with toxic relationships in a civil and caring way. It may be possible for you to encourage the other person and possibly advise them on being less toxic, but only if the other person is willing to hear your advice. ~ Bill Greguska
Change Toxic Relationships To Healthy Ones?
Three main qualities that are absent in toxic relationships are honesty, respect, and love. The most critical element is love because, without love, the relationship is doomed to fail.
Reevaluating your relationships will ultimately help you become the person God intended you to be. When you share your feeling with the unhealthy individual, make sure you do it in love and with a spirit that you want them to speak to you. You must be honest with yourself and others to prevent the relationship from becoming toxic or staying toxic.
Reconciliation is always the goal because Jesus preached and taught us to love, not hate.
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Toxic Relationships In Marriage Can Be Healed
We all have behaved like toxic people sometime in our life! If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. Romans 12:18
I must point out that it is a bit different from marriages since they are commitments to one another and God. We need to do everything possible to keep the relationship alive. Remember, God hates divorce, and breaking up the marriage is not the goal. Love and reconciliation are what God wants for us.
Some Specific Scriptures To Encourage You:
1 Corinthians 15:33 ESV
Do not be deceived: “Bad company ruins good morals.”
Proverbs 13:20 ESV
Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm.
Proverbs 22:24-25 ESV
Make no friendship with a man given to anger, nor go with a wrathful man, lest you learn his ways and entangle yourself in a snare.
Romans 12:2 ESV
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of Go,d, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
Proverbs 4:23 ESV
Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life.
Proverbs 18:24 ESV
A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.
1 Corinthians 6:18 ESV
Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body.
John 3:16 ESV
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
Proverbs 17:17 ESV
A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.
Philippians 2:3 ESV
Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.
1 Corinthians 13:4-7 ESV
Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it s not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
Proverbs 27:6 ESV
Faithful are the wounds of a friend profuse are the kisses of an enemy.
1 Corinthians 6:19-20 ESV
Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.
1 Corinthians 5:11 ESV
But now I am writing to you not to associate with anyone who bears the name of brother if he is guilty of sexual immorality or greed or is an idolater, reviler, drunkard, or swindler—not even to eat with such a one.
Romans 12:18 ESV
If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all.
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