Social distancing from toxic people.

Quarantine Ep. 4: “Social Distancing” from Toxic People with Gary Thomas

In Podcast by Debra Fileta

There are toxic people everywhere. In churches, schools, at work, and sometimes right in the middle of your own household.

And it’s important to understand that fact because relationships have the power to bring life, or death. They have the power to lift you up, or bring you down.

Right now in our country, the word “social distancing” is being used very liberally to help set boundaries with our physical space, decreasing our chances of getting the Corona Virus.

But what if we were to use this time to take inventory of all our relationships, and which ones we need to continue investing in, as well as which ones we need to set boundaries with?

Because one day, the Corona Virus pandemic will slow down, and we will go back to life as usual. We’ve got to make choices about who we allow into our life and who we don’t.

So let me remind you: some toxic people are worthy of social distancing, whether we’re in quarantine or not.

Toxic People

Today on the podcast, I’m joined by my friend and pastor/author Gary Thomas. In today’s episode we’re sharing:

  • What defines a toxic person?
  • What does the bible say about setting boundaries with toxic people?
  • How did Jesus model walking away from toxic people?
  • What are some practical ways we can set boundaries with toxic people?

Tune in to Quarantine Episode #4 of the Love + Relationships Podcast and subscribe to the show by clicking on the button below!



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