Soul Tie: How to Know if You Have One & How to Break It

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What is a soul tie, and how do you know if you have one? For negative relationships that create a soul tie, here’s how to break it. Including a prayer to guide you.

Soul Ties: What Are They?

Soul ties are a mysterious thing. Many people have never heard of them, but they are an incredibly powerful invisible force in our lives. A soul tie is essentially a connection between two people’s souls. This connection forms through various means, such as friendship, love, or as a result of a toxic relationship.

Soul ties can have a profound impact on our lives. Soul ties are positive when formed in a healthy, loving relationship.

However, soul ties can be equally harmful if you have a soul tie with another person due to a negative, abusive, or toxic relationship. In that case, it can hold you back and keep your heart and mind connected to the very person you are trying to move past.

This post will focus on breaking a soul tie formed out of a negative situation.

How do I know if I have a soul tie?

There are a few ways to tell if you have a soul tie.

  • You think about the other person constantly, even when you don’t want to.
  • You have difficulty moving on from the relationship, even though it’s been months or years.
  • You feel like you’re still somehow connected to the other person, even though they are no longer in your life.
  • You have difficulty breaking free from the pattern of thoughts and behaviors established during the relationship.
  • You find yourself attracted to people similar to the person you had the soul tie with, even though you know it’s not healthy.

Related: Spiritual Abuse: Do You Identify With The Signs?

These are just a few ways to tell if you have a soul tie. Identifying the root of the problem will help you break the connection.

Breaking a soul tie isn’t as easy as saying a quick prayer, but it is possible. And it is worth it.

Do we have soul ties with everyone we have been intimate with?

No, you don’t have a soul tie with everyone you’ve been intimate with. A soul tie is a spiritual connection that goes beyond the physical.

However, suppose your relationship was formed through a physical connection that was highly emotional (for example, an affair or abusive relationship). In that case, you will likely have a soul tie with them.

How do I break a soul tie?

There are a few things you can do to start breaking the connection. Some of these steps will take longer than others. Remember, it’s a process that takes as long as it takes. 

  1. Identify the soul tie. What is it that’s keeping you connected to this other person? If it’s a past partner, then there is most likely a sexual or emotional tie you are struggling to release.
  2. Invite God into breaking the soul tie. Ask Him to reveal anything about the connection that keeps you stuck.
  3. Forgiveness. The next step is to forgive the other person. It doesn’t mean you have to forget, but let go of the anger and hurt you’re feeling. Forgiveness will help you move on and start breaking the connection.
  4. Release the other person. This step is where the work of disconnecting to your soul tie happens. And it doesn’t happen without prayer. Visualize yourself breaking the connection between you and the other person. See yourself being free from their influence and control. Then declare out loud in Jesus’s name denouncing your soul tie to this person. (see below for prayer and tips when praying)
  5. Focus on healing and moving forward. Spend time focusing on taking care of yourself.

Breaking a soul tie can be difficult to do on your own. If you find yourself struggling, seeing a therapist or inviting a close friend to pray on your behalf may be helpful. They provide guidance on how to break the connection and move forward.

Related: What You Need to Know About Spiritual Strongholds

After breaking a soul tie, what happens?

After breaking a soul tie, you will likely experience a mixture of emotions. For example, you may feel relieved, free, and lighter. Or you may feel sadness, anger, or even grief. These are all normal emotions to feel after breaking a soul tie.

Give yourself time to adjust to this new freedom. Remember God walks with you each step of the way.

Breaking a soul tie can be difficult, but it is worth it! You are worth it. God loves you and wants what’s best for you. He wants you to be free.

Prayer for breaking a soul tie

Dear Heavenly Father,
I come to you today asking for help in breaking a soul tie. I know that this connection is not healthy for me, and it’s something that I need to let go of. You are a God of freedom and love, so I ask for your guidance and strength as I take the necessary steps to break this tie.
In the name of Jesus Christ, I denounce my soul tie with (insert name). I renounce any and all control that (insert name) has over me. I declare that I am free from their influence.
I ask for God’s protection as I break this connection. I claim victory over this situation in Jesus’s name.

Tips for praying to break a soul tie

  • Saying your prayer out loud is powerful and should not be skipped.
  • You may need to pray a prayer breaking the soul tie many times. That is okay and normal. 
  • Stop and pray out loud whenever you feel the connection, releasing this person from their tie with you in Jesus’s name.
  • Insert the person’s name into your prayer. This is important because it shows you are breaking the connection with this person.
  • Be specific about what you are breaking the soul tie from. For example, if someone had control over your emotions, be specific and say that you renounce their control over your emotions in Jesus’s name. If it is sexually, state it. 

Are soul ties in scripture? 

The Bible doesn’t specifically mention the word “soul tie,” but there are a few verses that talk about the importance of breaking unhealthy relationships.

Proverbs 22:24-25 says, “Make no friendship with a man given to anger, nor go with a wrathful man, lest you learn his ways and entangle yourself in a snare.” This verse is talking about the importance of choosing your friends wisely. Choose people who will build you up, not tear you down.

The relationship between David and Jonathan in the Bible is an example of a healthy soul tie. 1 Samuel 18:14 says that “the soul of Jonathan was knit to the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul.”

Even though they were not related by blood, they were deeply connected. David and Jonathan were friends and brothers in Christ. Their relationship was based on love, respect, and trust.

Related: 5 Reasons Why David Was A Man After God’s Own Heart

On the opposite end, Saul had an unhealthy soul tie (most likely) with David, driven by Saul’s obsession with David. 1 Samuel 18:29 says, “Saul was even more afraid of David. So he became David’s enemy for the rest of his days.”

Saul’s obsession with David made him jealous, angry, and ultimately filled with hate. This is an example of an unhealthy soul tie gone bad.

Scripture to keep you strong while breaking the connection.

It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. Galatians 5:1
Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. 2 Corinthians 3:17
You were bought at a price; do not become slaves of human beings. 1 Corinthians 7:23
Soul Tie: How to Know if You Have One & How to Break It


  1. Michelle Pratt says:

    This is a great article & one I will save. It provides much comfort & the tools to breaking the soul tie. I’ve been a single mom for 10 yrs now & only by the Grace of God have I moved on.
    Thank you

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