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Relationships Bible Studies

Being a Good Friend

Living with integrity — Telling the truth

Encourage others — The power of encouraging one another

Listen to deeply understand — “Listen” to emotions, not just words

Talk with respect and love — Regardless of the circumstances

Be a positive person — Focus on the positive, say positive words

Practice kindness — Ask God to help you be kind, generous, and understanding

Making deep friends — Practical steps to developing deep friendships with other believers

Make new friends in small group studies — One benefit of small groups


Watching Your Attitude

Love others as-is — Replace frustration with loving concern

Love your enemies — Bible-based help and self-evaluation on loving your enemies

Respect others — Even when other people don’t deserve respect

Replace irritation with grace — Practice “forbearance”

Staying humble — Understanding what humility is (and what it isn’t)

Be a thankful person — Say “thank you” to God and other people often


Dealing with Problems

Focus on changes you should make — Not on changes others should make

Don’t take things personally — Even if someone wants you to take things personally

Resolving conflicts and disputes — Five steps in conflict resolution

Evaluate yourself if your spouse is jealous — You may have contributed to the problem

Don’t give in to anger — What God says about anger in the Bible

Guard your heart — Be cautious and wise when helping, counseling, or mentoring people

Expect problems — Don’t be surprised when you have problems

Turn to God in the midst of problems — God will strengthen you and help you


Overcoming Peer Pressure

Who’s pulling your strings? — Your peer group may control you more than you think

Please God, not others — Overcome peer pressure by choosing to do what God wants you to do

Be an influencer, not an “influencee” — Look for ways to positively influence others

Don’t set yourself up for peer pressure — Evaluate your excuses for giving in to peer pressure


Asking Others to Forgive You

Ask others to forgive you — Ask forgiveness, learn a lesson, and earn trust


Forgiving Others

Forgiving others, Part 1: Why should I forgive? — Forgiveness brings healing to you and others

Forgiving ohers, Part 2: Forgiveness is a choice, not an emotion — Discover what the Bible says about forgiveness

Forgiving others, Part 3: Overcome your objections to forgiving — Learn to forgive, even when it’s hard

Forgiving others, Part 4: Put Forgiveness into practice — Follow these steps when you forgive

Video on forgiving others — Forgiveness heals relationships


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Looking for help with relationships? These free printable online Bible studies and other resources provide practical, scriptural information and help. They may be studied by individuals, couples, small groups and classes. Plus, they are perfect for counselors, pastors, mentors and anyone else who wants to help others more effectively. Check this page—as well as other topics listed below under “More topics”—from time to time, since more studies are added periodically.

Feel free to print or download these Bible studies for personal use. (Please read our reprint policy.)


Bible verses about relationships

Choose friends carefully

A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother. (Proverbs 18:24).

A righteous man is cautious in friendship, but the way of the wicked leads them astray. (Proverbs 12:26)

Do not those who plot evil go astray? But those who plan what is good find love and faithfulness. (Proverbs 14:22)

Wounds from a friend can be trusted, but an enemy multiplies kisses. (Proverbs 27:6)

As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17)


Love others

Now that you have purified yourselves by obeying the truth so that you have sincere love for your brothers, love one another deeply, from the heart. (1 Peter 1:22)

He who covers over an offense promotes love, but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends. (Proverbs 17:9)

A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity. (Proverbs 17:17)


Encourage others

Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching. (Hebrews 10:25)

[God] comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God. (2 Corinthians 1:4)


Focus on the positive

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy — think about such things. (Philippians 4:8)

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