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When Toxic People Use Faith Against You

What to you do when toxic people use faith against you? Have you ever had an argument with someone and suddenly you’re having scripture thrown at you? For many people, this manipulative tactic catches them off guard, because you’re…
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How to Say No to Toxic Family Biblically

Toxic family have a way of making you feel like you owe them something. Whether it’s overt demands or covert manipulation, their requests often leave you feeling more obligated than appreciated.   Perhaps you struggle with a…
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Signs of a Christian Narcissist

Are you being fooled by a narcissist who calls themselves a Christian? There are signs of a Christian narcissist that you need to watch out for.  When I was younger my mother and my grandmother used to have beautiful bowls of fruit sitting…
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How to Heal a Mother Wound

“Even if my father and mother abandon me, the LORD will hold me close.” -- Psalm 27:10 It’s hard to imagine that a mother would abandon her child, yet it does happen. Even if a mother has not physically abandoned her child, there…
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How to Honor a Toxic Mother

The mother-child relationship is one of warmth, nurturing, patience and love--or so it ought to be. Unfortunately, not everyone experiences such support from their mother. If you have been raised by a toxic parent, you know how hurtful…
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Best Books for Dealing with Toxic People (God’s Way)

Many Christians have the idea that a Christ-follower must be accepting of other people to the point where we tolerate toxic behavior all in the name of love. But toxic people are a breed unto themselves. When I say “toxic people,” I’m…
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Can Christians Be Toxic?

My friend Lynn was so excited she could hardly contain herself. She was starting her new job in just a few days. After 10 years in corporate America, Lynn had had enough of the office politics. No longer caring about the money, Lynn felt that…
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How to Forgive Someone Who Doesn’t Deserve It

The most difficult part of forgiveness for most people is letting go of the anger. Especially when the person who has hurt you denies that they have done anything wrong. Perhaps they have repeatedly hurt you. Maybe they broke your trust.…