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MENTAL HEALTH MONDAY: HEALTH VS. UNHEALTHY FRIENDSHIPS

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“Sweet friendships refresh the soul and awaken our hearts with joy, for good friends are like the anointing oil that yields the fragrant incense of God’s presence.” Proverbs 27:9 


Friendship is a gift from God. He intended that we all live in community with one another and has given us a sweet community at Worthington Christian. We all come from different backgrounds and experiences and sometimes, this makes it easy to make new friends, and sometimes, it makes it more challenging. 

This week, as we continue to examine different areas of our lives, we will take a look at healthy vs. unhealthy friendships. It is easy to fall into patterns, especially when we feel very comfortable with certain people in our lives. Take some time to examine your relationships and if you notice some unhealthy patterns in your relationships, pray and ask the LORD for His wisdom. This information is applicable for all ages and a good reminder for all of us to think about. 

Healthy Friendships

  • Happy when things go well  
  • Encouraging  
  • Caring  
  • Calls and checks up 
  • Stands behind you 
  • Spiritual encourager  
  • Points you back to Jesus  
  • Spends time praying for you  
  • Compliments  
  • Understanding  
  • Accepting  
  • Supportive   
  • Fair  
  • Helpful  
  • Listens  
  • Considerate  
  • Apologizes

Unhealthy Friendships

  • Jealous 
  • Critical 
  • Breaks your trust 
  • Only calls when needs something 
  • Creates drama 
  • Pressures you 
  • Takes focus off following Jesus 
  • Excuses sinful behaviors  
  • Competitive  
  • Embarrasses you 
  • Codependent 
  • Controlling 
  • Self-centered 
  • Name calling 
  • Ignores 
  • No follow-through 
  • Lies 

Contact Nancy

Need help or encouragement? Speak confidentially with Nancy Secrest, licensed counselor, by contacting her at 614-410-4306 or sending her an email.

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