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Your Hope-Filled Perspective with Dr. Michelle Bengtson podcast

Sep 29, 2022

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.

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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Mary 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, or be prayed for on her daily prayer podcast For sexual abuse resources, visit