How To Know Toxic Friendships and Relationships

I was thinking recently while looking at my phone…

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If you were to try to figure out who I am based on the top 5 contacts I have, I’m not proud of who It would lead you to think I am.


Most of us have a desire to make new relationship or prune some of the old ones.  Some of our relationships is what I like to call “toxic friendships.”

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What Is a True Friend

Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.

Proverbs 27:17 ESV / 326 helpful votes

Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.

1 Thessalonians 5:11 ESV / 290 helpful votes

Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.

Proverbs 17:17 ESV / 288 helpful votes

A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.

The issue here is that in order have a friend, one must be a friend. “Wounds from a friend can be trusted, but an enemy multiplies kisses” (Proverbs 27:6). “As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another” (Proverbs 27:17).
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I’ll give the exact definition at the end of this call


The Bible Warns us about relationships


1 Corinthians 15:33 Do not be deceived: “Bad company ruins good morals.”

2 Corinthians 6:14 Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness?


How do you know if someone isn’t a healthy for you? I think most of the time we know its just we get some kind of benefit from the relationship. Its some kind of emotional, mental, or physical satisfaction in regards to that friend/relationship.


“The righteous should choose his friends carefully, for the way of the wicked leads them astray” PROVERBS (12:26). We should stay away from foolish people (13:20, 14:7), from people who lose their temper easily (22:24), and from the rebellious (24:21). All these things represent those who have not been saved. “Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness?” (2 Corinthians 6:14). First Corinthians 15:33 tells us that bad company corrupts good character.”
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WE ALL know there are people in our lives that would be better for us if they weren’t But you love them, you care about that, It seems so harsh to just cut someone off and stop talking to them. How we do that? Read on my friend…


Second Timothy 2:24-26 tells us that as servants of the Lord, we are to be kind to and not quarrel with anyone. We should gently teach those who oppose the truth, and be patient with difficult people. Matthew 5:16 tells us, “Let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly father.” We should serve unbelievers so that they may see God through us and turn to Him in praise. James 5:16 says that there is great power in the prayer of a righteous person, so bring your concerns for unbelievers before God, and He will listen.
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  2. Distance yourself from toxic friendship
  3. Invite the unbelievers to church and church functions ( this is the way im going to live now, if you want to look into this with me come on down, if not that’s cool to)

The Lord Jesus Christ gave us the definition of a true friend: “Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. You are my friends if you do what I command. I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you” (John 15:13-15). Jesus is the pure example of a true friend, for He laid down His life for His “friends.” What is more, anyone may become His friend by trusting in Him as his personal savior, being born again and receiving new life in Him.
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Ron Gelok

I'm a full time home based business entrepreneur. I love to meet cool people, God, Love to skateboard, go fishing, and water sports. Traveling is what I'm into and loving life. I'm here to empower ordinary people to do extraordinary things. The entrepreneurial gene runs deep inside me. I believe in abundance and taking control of my life and future.

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