Summary: Online Bible studies and Bible-based books with guidelines for healthy relationships including family, friends, co-workers.

Summary: Bible studies and books for healthy relationships with family, friends, co-workers.

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Relationships

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. (Visit this page to read our reprint policy.)

Relationships

Free printable online Bible studies and books help with your family, friends, and on the job. For individuals and small groups. (Visit this page to read our reprint policy.)

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

 

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)

 

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

 

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

 

Forgiving Others

Part 1: Why should I forgive him or her? — Forgiveness brings healing to you as well to others

Part 2: Forgiveness is a choice, not an emotion — Discover what the Bible says forgiveness is (and what it isn’t)

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

Part 4: Put Forgiveness into Practice — Follow these steps when you forgive someone

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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