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Toxic people tend to create toxic relationships, which can have serious consequences for our lives. Here's what to do about it.

Key Points:

  • The Bible warns about toxic relationships. Some relationships are unhealthy for us.
  • Be careful about three kinds of toxic people: the negative person, the controller, and the tempter.
  • You can manage toxic relationships in two simple ways – setting healthy boundaries and knowing when to cut off the relationship.

Quote This:

Proverbs 13:20 Walk with the wise and become wise; associate with fools and get in trouble.

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Talk About It
  1. What is your initial reaction to this topic? What jumped out at you?
  2. How do you know when you are in a toxic relationship? Give an example from personal experience if you have one.
  3. Read Proverbs 13:20 and 1 Corinthians 15:33. What are some consequences of toxic relationships?
  4. Look at the three kinds of toxic people. Which one do you normally attract as a friend? Why do you think that is?
  5. Why are boundaries important in relationships? How can you set healthy boundaries in your relationships right now?
  6. Think of toxic relationships from your past. How did you handle the situation? What, if anything, would you do differently now?
  7. Write a personal action step based on this conversation.

This is part o the Toxic series. It is adapted from Lifechurch.tv’s “Toxic” series.

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