Category: Relationships

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Helping someone that’s trapped in an abusive relationship

It can be disturbing to watch a relative or friend being manipulated and abused by their spouse or partner. Such relationships are usually much more complicated than what meets the eye. It is crucial, therefore, that we are not quick to judge or give our opinions. Poor counsel can sometimes...

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Wisdom in handling abusive relationships

The thrill of romance can sometimes blind us to a person’s underlying narcissistic, malicious, and manipulative nature until it is too late. We may then find ourselves committed to an abusive fiancé, husband, or wife who persistently tears our identity, value, dignity, and intelligence apart by their words and actions....

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Responding to interpersonal conflict between believers

Interpersonal conflict is inevitable. No two people will have perfectly aligned perspectives, priorities, and choices. After all, God has made each one of us for different purposes in His Kingdom. Disagreements are, in fact, opportunities to practise loving one another. We are called to resolve our disputes with “all humility...

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Avoiding infections from toxic people

Wounded people with unhealed emotional poisons will inadvertently infect others with their toxins. Those who constantly defile others with their bitterness are known as toxic people. How can we love toxic people while avoiding ungodly infections from them?   Hebrews 12:15 ESV  See to it that no one fails to...

Facing people who do evil

As followers of Jesus Christ, how are we to interact with people who indulge in wickedness and treachery? We live in a time where evil and injustice are becoming more prolific and it is all too easy to label people as “good” or “bad”. How should we choose to view the...