The Busy Praying Mom
Taking a break from toxic family is o.k. Just take it to God first.
Families bicker and argue. We all have that one person in our family that just cannot stay away from the drama. They insist on gossiping, stiring the pot , and are consistently causing rifts and wedges between you and other family members. When this happens to loved ones as a whole unit. It can really hurt the family dynamic. When this happens.....Its ok to take a step back and cut them out of your life . Even if just for a little while. Sometimes we get focused on our immediate families and don't always have energy for our extended families. Although making time for extended family is crucial....... Its important to set guidelines and boundaries with the type of toxic influence or fellowship you have in your life. If someone is making you sad and angry all the time ... Staying away from them is the healthy solution. Even if that person is your blood. We can still love them and pray for them..... While at the same time keeping our sanity..... If there is going to be a rift anyway...then why not let it be a peacful rift . If you feel convicted or led by this topic.... Then stop and pray today..... Ask the Lord to look down upon your family with merciful eyes , and ask him to help you heal with the divides that threaten to grow between you and the family. Let the Lord guide you towards solutions that will empower everyone involved. God has a way of reminding us that we work better when we work together. By praying He will help you to speak honestly with your loved ones.--
1 John 4:21 "And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God love his brother also."