Strife, Unforgiveness, and Untruthfulness Cause Bad Relationships

Bible Summary. Most bad relationships are a result of vanity, strife, or envy. Many times strife starts off with a simple pat or tease, but then turns into a slap or insult. We need to show love and forgiveness as God loved us first and has forgiven us. Lying and keeping secrets from one another are causes for a bad relationship. See below for Biblical commentary and scriptures concerning bad relationships.


Strife and Bad Relationships


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Vanity, Strife, and Envy Cause Bad Relationships.

To prevent bad relationships you must be free of habits that do not promote warm, friendly relationships. These bad habits include being haughty, being quarrelsome, and being envious of others.

Key Bible Verse: Galatians 5:26 advises us to not be vain, to not promote strife, and to not envy one another.

Strife Causes A Bad Relationship.

Many times strife starts off with a simple pat or tease, but then turns into a slap or insult. Here the relationship is more driven by each other’s personal egos and selfishness versus a relationship with a good and common purpose.

Key Bible Verse: Philippians 2:3 advises us to not do things through strife or vainglory.



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Unforgiveness Causes A Bad Relationship.

We need to show love and forgiveness as God loved us first and has forgiven us. Loving others that do not love us is true Christian ministry that bring us and others closer to God.

Key Bible Verse: Ephesians 4:32 advises to be kind to others and forgive others.

Being Untruthful Causes A Bad Relationship.

Lying and keeping secrets from one another are causes for a bad relationship. When we lie or keep secrets from one another this causes strife.

Key Bible Verse: Colossians 3:9 advises us to not to lie to one another.