Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness? 2 Corinthians 6:14 NKJV
When you become involved in relationships that require you to compromise your values, you’ll make yourself miserable. Why? Because emotional distress is contagious.
In a perfect world filled with perfect people, our relationships, too, would be perfect. But none of us are perfect and neither are our relationships . . . and that’s okay. As we work to make our imperfect relationships a little happier and healthier, we grow as individuals and as families. But, if we find ourselves in relationships that are debilitating or dangerous, then changes must be made, and soon.
If you find yourself caught up in a personal relationship that is bringing havoc into your life, and if you can’t seem to find the courage to do something about it, don’t hesitate to consult your pastor. Or, you may seek the advice of a trusted friend or a professionally trained counselor. But whatever you do, don’t be satisfied with the status quo.
God has grand plans for your life; He has promised you the joy and abundance that can be yours through Him. But to fully experience God’s gifts, you need happy, emotionally healthy people to share them with. It’s up to you to make sure that you do your part to build the kinds of relationships that will bring abundance to you, to your family, and to God’s world.
Not everybody is healthy enough to have a front-row seat in your life. Susan L. Taylor
Don’t just grab at the first thing that comes along. Know when to refuse something that won’t go anywhere. Will Rogers
You are justified in avoiding people who send you from their presence with less hope and strength to cope with life’s problems than when you met them. Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Show me a guy who can’t say ‘No,’ and I’ll show you a guy with lots of problems. Red Auerbach
Remember: It’s tempting to follow the crowd, but usually it’s better to follow your conscience.