Episode Summary:

If we’ve lived long enough, many of us have gone through difficult friendships. Sometimes, we’ve endured friendships where we’re just not appreciated as much as we give out and others seem to die way too early. Some of those relationships can be some of the most painful experiences that we go through. Join me for this replay of an author interview with Mary DeMuth about her book, 7 Deadly Friendships.


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Quotables from the Episode:

  • There can be redemption in a relationship that’s hard.
  • No one should demand that you forgive on their timetable.
  • If someone is really angry at me, I have prayed a lot, Lord, deliver them from their bitterness and give them the power to forgive me.
  • Forgiveness doesn’t mean reconciliation.
  • I believe that life is, life really is boiled down to our relationships.
  • If someone is bringing you down and it’s affecting your relationship with God and your relationship with others, it’s important to recognize that for the sake of your own soul.


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Guest: Mary DeMuth, author, speaker, podcaster

Mary DeMuth, author, speaker and podcasterMary DeMuth is an international speaker and podcaster, and she’s the novelist and nonfiction author of more than 40 books, translated into five languages. She loves to help people re-story their lives. She lives in Texas with her husband of 29 years and is the mom to three adult children. Find out more at marydemuth.com, or be prayed for on her daily prayer podcast prayeveryday.show. For sexual abuse resources, visit wetoo.org.



Hosted By: Dr. Michelle Bengtson
Audio Technical Support: Bryce Bengtson


Have you ever gone through a difficult friendship? It’s one of the most painful experiences we can go through. Some relationships are not the healthy relationships that God designed us to have. And, sometimes, we’re not being the best friend, either. How do we recognize those toxic friendships and situations? Join me for this replay of an author interview with Mary DeMuth about her book, 7 Deadly Friendships.