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October 29, 2019

When to Walk Away: Finding Freedom From Toxic People

As Christians, we often feel the guilt and responsibility of meeting the needs of unhealthy people in our lives. Whether a sibling, parent, spouse, coworker, or friend, toxic people frequently seek to frustrate our life's calling.

While you're seeking first God's kingdom, they're seeking first to distract your focus and delay your work.

Gary Thomas, author of When to Walk Away: Finding Freedom From Toxic People, says instead of attempting the impossible task of appeasing toxic people, it's time we dedicate our energy to the only worthwhile effort: completing the work God has given us by investing in reliable people.

It's only when we learn to say no to bad patterns that we can say yes to the good work God has planned for us. Author Gary Thomas drops by to chat with us this morning.

Have you had to deal with a toxic person? What kind of impact did they have on your life? Did you have to walk away?

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Kurt Goff, co-host of Kurt and Kate Mornings, is a broadcasting veteran with a pastor's heart. He is a graduate of Texas Christian University and has more than 30 years of experience anchoring television news and hosting a variety of radio programs around the country. Upbeat and encouraging, Kurt has a passion for connecting people to God. He and his wife, Liz, have two sons.

 

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Kate Bruington is the co-host of Kurt and Kate Mornings, Midday host, and can also be heard on Music for Sunday. Originally from East Hartford, Conn., Kate brings years of TV and radio experience to Moody Radio in Florida. She attended Boston Conservatory of Music and traveled the country singing before entering the broadcasting field. Kate's pastimes are reading and writing, and she currently spends much of her free time writing a novel. She has two daughters and two grandchildren.

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