Relationship Rescue: Week 3

Be alert. Be firm in the Christian faith. Be courageous and strong. Do everything with love.  
1 Corinthians 16:13-14 GW

If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.  
Romans 12:18 NIV

How To Keep Crazy-Makers From Making You Crazy

1. Refuse to be offended

A fool is quick-tempered, but a wise person stays calm when insulted.
Proverbs 12:16 NLT

A man’s wisdom gives him patience; it is to his glory to overlook an offense.
Proverbs 19:11 NIV

2. Choose to forgive them.

Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.”
Luke 23:34 NIV

Be gentle and ready to forgive; never hold grudges. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others.
Colossians 3:13 TLB

3. Avoid gossiping about them.

A devious person spreads quarrels. A gossip separates the closest of friends.
Proverbs 16:28 GW

You will lose your friends if you keep talking about what they did wrong.
Proverbs 17:9b CEV 

4. Resist playing their game.

Charcoal keeps the embers glowing, wood keeps the fire burning, and troublemakers keep arguments alive.
Proverbs 26:21 GNT

Warn divisive people once, and then warn them a second time. After that, have nothing to do with them.   
Titus 3:10 NIV

5. Take the high road.

Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
Romans 12:21 NIV

When a man’s ways are pleasing to the LORD, he makes even his enemies live at peace with him.
Proverbs 16:7 NIV