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Relational Vampires

Oct
7
Nov
4
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They drain your joy, eat up your time, and rain on your parade, but there’s a better way to deal with Relational Vampires than stakes, garlic, and pitchforks. Let’s learn how to love the people who suck the life out of us.

Week 1: Controlling People
It’s tough to put up with backseat drivers—those people looking over your shoulder and pointing you where they think you need to be.

Week 2: Critical People
Have you ever met someone who just couldn’t stop pointing out faults and problems? It’s never fun to be criticized, but you don’t have to let harsh words steal your joy.

Week 3: Needy People
We all know someone who never has enough—someone who’s constantly asking for favors without offering anything in return. How do you love them when you know you need boundaries?

Week 4: Hypocritical People
Hypocrisy can be frustrating. What do you do when someone you trust is saying one thing but doing another?

Loving Difficult People

There are some people that just seem to suck the life out of us. Some are endlessly needy; others complain. Some you can’t trust because they’re manipulative, or just hypocrites. We know we’re supposed to love them, but honestly, sometimes it’s just plain difficult.

In this series, we’ll be putting a name to this type of person: Relational Vampires. We’ll recognize that these people are all around us draining our energy, and that it’s easy to fall under their spell and become vampires ourselves. Instead of running from or fighting with these vampires, though, we will learn how God can use us to bring love into their lives.

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Decatur | 1403 Winchester Road | Decatur, IN 46733

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