On today’s podcast episode, Gary Thomas talks to us about how to determine if the difficult people in our lives are toxic people and what to do if we discover they are toxic. Toxic is a cultural buzzword when it comes to relationships, but Gary doesn’t allow culture to define this word. Instead, he uses Scripture to explain to us the traits of a toxic person and relationship. He also shows us how Jesus handled difficult and toxic people. It may be surprising to you to learn that Jesus both walked away from people and let people walk away from Him many times in the gospels. And by studying His example we can learn how we should handle the difficult people in our lives.
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0:54 - About Gary
3:21 - Should Christians walk away from difficult relationships?
8:32 - Two times Jesus walked away from difficult people in the Gospels
15:20 - Does Scripture help us define when someone is not just difficult, but toxic?
23:56 - One reason why we should identify and separate ourselves from toxic people.
28:04 - One of the biggest reasons we don’t separate ourselves from toxic people.
31:04 - Practical steps to walk away from someone who is toxic
36:06 - How to handle toxic people that are in your immediate family
42:10 - Does forgiving someone mean we have to give them a second chance?
44:33 - FInal encouragement for those dealing with difficult relationships.
Resources mentioned in this episode:
Praying Scripture for Marriage Journal
Scripture mentioned in this episode:
2 Timothy 2:2
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