I woke up feeling sad today. Then I read this post by Pastor Dave Orrison. I think I know where my sadness is coming from, now.
(Sorry, I forgot to allow comments. I did that now. Please also visit Pastor Dave’s blog.)
It’s Narcissist Friday!
What is our responsibility, as believers, to the toxic people in our lives?
Can another believer be toxic to me?
What is a toxic person? A toxic person is someone who affects you in a negative way, poisoning your heart. In the presence of a toxic person, you become something you don’t want to be. You may be fearful, weak, angry, or even sad, but the emotions you experience will be inconsistent with how you want to feel and how you should feel in a normal relationship. In other words, a toxic person will damage you much like a poison destroys your health.
Narcissists are usually toxic people, toxic at least to certain others. Often through criticism, narcissists consistently bring certain people down. Sometimes by expectations or job requirements. Sometimes by gossip, or negative talk, or comparisons. Sometimes even by violent verbal and personal attacks. However they…
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