relational vampires

There are some people that just seem to suck the life out of us. Some are endlessly needy; others complain. Some you can’t trust because they’re manipulative, or just hypocrites. We know we’re supposed to love them, but honestly, sometimes it’s just plain difficult. In this series, we’ll be putting a name to this type of person: Relational Vampires. We’ll recognize that these people are all around us draining our energy, and that it’s easy to fall under their spell and become vampires ourselves. Instead of running from or fighting with these vampires, though, we will learn how God can use us to bring love into their lives.

They drain your joy, waste your time, and rain on your parade, but there’s a better way to deal with Relational Vampires than stakes, garlic, and pitchforks. Let’s learn how to love the people who suck the life out of us!

Vampires might be straight out of our imaginations, but there are some real monsters in the world ready to suck the life right out of us. What do you do when you encounter Relational Vampires? 

Real-life monsters don’t have fangs, green skin, or sharp claws. They might even look like normal people—but they’re waiting to suck the life out of you! What will you do when Relational Vampires come knocking at your door?