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Toxic Tuesday Guest Post: Dealing with Toxic Family Members, Part 4

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Here is the last installment from Ron Corzine, of SCOPE (Simple Concepts of Practical Equipping) to help us sort through family discord in part 4 of Dealing With Toxic Family Members. The Bible offers practical applications for any problem, conflict or question; forever and always. We can count on God’s word.

Today we will conclude this series by looking at two more powerful prayers one can pray.

Click her to read Part 4 of: DEALING WITH TOXIC FAMILY MEMBERS, Part 4

For Part 1: Dealing With Toxic Family Members—READ HERE

Part 2: Dealing With Toxic Family Members: Part 2

Part 3: DEALING WITH TOXIC FAMILY MEMBERS, Part 3

Toxic Tuesday Guest Post: Toxic Family Part 3

Toxic Tuesday biochem hazard smallToday I am once again turning to, Ron Corzine, of SCOPE (Simple Concepts of Practical Equipping) to help us sort through family discord in part 3 of Dealing With Toxic Family Members. The Bible offers practical applications for any problem, conflict or question; forever and always. We can count on God’s word.

How would you answer the below questions?

“Suppose you find out that there’s someone in your family that has been spreading some ugly gossip about you to other family members. I know. This is a totally hypothetical situation. It never happens in real families. Just suppose that happened. And you find out about it. You know we just talked about forgiveness. You know I want to forgive them. What should you do? Should you forgive them immediately? Should you wait to forgive them until they ask for forgiveness? If you forgive them immediately should you write them a note or call them immediately and say “I want you to know I’ve forgiven you for what you’ve done.” How should you handle that?” ~Ron Corzine

Do you think there are cut and dry answers to these questions?

Hold off on that, “I forgive you” note until you have read the entire article.

Click her to read Part 3 of: DEALING WITH TOXIC FAMILY MEMBERS part 3

For Part 1: Dealing With Toxic Family Members—READ HERE

Part 2: Dealing With Toxic Family Members: Part 2

Toxic Tuesday Guest Post: Toxic Family Part 2

Toxic Tuesday biochem hazard smallToday I am once again turning to, Ron Corzine, of SCOPE (Simple Concepts of Practical Equipping) to help us sort through family discord in part 2 of Dealing With Toxic Family Members. The Bible offers practical applications for any problem, conflict or question; forever and always. We can count on God’s word.

“So what do we do about toxic family members?  First let me say I hope you are not thinking that just a few quick steps or applied principles with fix all your toxic relationships.  It won’t be that easy.  So often we think if we can just do a couple of little things, then everything will begin to get better. Maybe – maybe not.   I am going to approach this by suggesting at least four prayers you can begin to pray. This is really the place to start.  Today we will look at the first prayer.” ~Ron Corzine

Continue Reading: Dealing With Toxic Family Members: Part 2

For Part 1: Dealing With Toxic Family Members—READ HERE

Toxic Tuesday Guest Post: Toxic Family

DEALING WITH TOXIC FAMILY MEMBERS

 

Toxic Tuesday biochem hazard smallToxic family members have existed since the first family—go read through the book of Genesis for multiple examples. Unfortunately the examples don’t end there. The Bible is full of sin, dysfunction, rebellion, murder, betrayal and more; among and against family members.

I’m grateful God loves the unlovely, calls the unqualified, forgives the sinner, and gives purpose for the pain; which is often self-inflicted by foolish souls. He takes the smallest bit of faith, smaller than a mustard seed, and credits it to us as righteousness.

In today’s society, functional families are the exception because dysfunction is rampant in every demographic across the globe.

The good news is: It’s never too late to begin the detoxification process; by faith!

Today I am once again turning to, Ron Corzine, of SCOPE (Simple Concepts of Practical Equipping) to help us sort through family discord. The Bible offers practical applications for any problem, conflict or question; forever and always. We can count on God’s word.

Here are excerpts…

Definition: toxic is when two people are stuck in a way of relating that is poisonous to one or the other. It’s affecting them both. They just can’t seem to move on. It only causes hurt and more hurt. It can be destructive physically, spiritually, and emotionally. That’s what it means to be toxic. That’s what we’re talking about.

So you don’t say, “How poisonous is it? Are you more toxic than I am?” No. You do something about it. When it’s toxic you have to act. You can’t just leave something that’s toxic alone and expect it to get better. It doesn’t! You have to do something about it.

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Toxic Tuesday: Ten Toxic Traits

Pride vs Humility

This is straight-forward. The below article describes how the traits of legalism, hypocrisy, guilt trips, nitpicking, maligned motives, guilt by association, ridicule, flattery, intimidation and pressure, and gossip look in a real life setting.

I’m referring to traits of people in the church; not the world. Ouch!

Unfortunately, I can recall times in my life when I participated in some of these sins. I hope you cannot say the same, and I pray you are not on the receiving end of these weapons. Talk about unneeded stress!

May the scriptures taught in this article jolt all of us awake to the finished work of Christ on the cross; His love, His mercy, His forgiveness, His ways.

I urge you to read through these one at a time; asking God to show you any truth He wants to teach you, any area He wants to clean, any healing He wants to offer. He is able; and best of all, He is tender!

Enjoy;  but more importantly, apply this quick read: Simple Concepts of Practical Equipping: Ten Toxic Traits.

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