Struggling with toxic relationships and forgiveness

I’m sure the enemy loves it when there is division and loneliness. However, that doesn’t mean that we’re required to put ourselves in abusive situations. It’s not our responsibility to be abused just to prove the enemy wrong.

People that come from healthy families can’t really imagine what it’s like to be part of an abusive family. I’m sure your friend meant well, but she probably didn’t realize the kind of situation that she was pressuring you into.

Forgiveness and trust are two different things. You can forgive your mother and still feel the need to protect yourself from her. However, if you feel that she has truly changed and able to have a somewhat healthy relationship with you, then you can trust her and let her back into your life.

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