Walking Away From Toxic Relationships: With Gary Thomas

In Podcast by Debra Fileta

Today we’re talking toxic relationships both in dating and in marriage.

Q: When it comes to general relationships, how do you know when a relationship is worth working on, and how do you know when it’s time to walk away? 

A: When it is time to walk away from an unhealthy relationship? That’s a question we’re diving in to today.

Christians tend to really struggle with the idea of walking away from relationships, even when they get to a place where they’re harmful or even dangerous.

I’m joined by my friend and bestselling author, Gary Thomas, to tag-team this question today because he just finished writing all about toxic relationships, and it’s a conversation we need to bring to the surface.

Toxic Relationships

In today’s episode we’re covering:

  • Why is it actually biblical for us to walk away from toxic relationships?
  • What are some key motivators to remember when it comes to making the choice to walk away from a toxic relationship?
  • How do we recognize a relationship that’s hurting us?
  • How to handle toxic relationships in dating as well as in marriage.
  • And so much more!


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Get busy learning what you need to know about healthy singleness, dating, and marriage. Check out Love In Every Season: The Four Stages of Every Healthy RelationshipChoosing Marriage: Why It Has To Start With We > Me or True Love Dates: Your Indispensable Guide to Finding the Love of Your Life.

DEBRA FILETA is a Licensed Professional Counselor, national speaker, bestselling author, relationship expert, and founder of the Debra Fileta Counselors Network. She’s written six books including Choosing Marriage,True Love Dates, Love In Every Season,Are You Really OK?, Married Sexand RESET. She’s also the host of the hotline style Love + Relationships Podcast answering listener questions about love, relationships, and mental and emotional health. Her popular relationship advice blog, TrueLoveDates.com, reaches millions of people with the message of healthy relationships. Connect with her on FacebookInstagram, or Twitter or book an online session with her or someone from her team today!