1) Dear brothers and sisters, if another Christian is overcome by some sin, you who are godly should gently and humbly help that person back onto the right path. And be careful not to fall into the same temptation yourself. 2) Share each other's troubles and problems, and in this way obey the law of Christ.
"...is this possible to maintain a relationship with God, but still be on the 'wrong path'?"
Everyday, a Christian either grows closer to God or farther away from Him. Sin separates us from Him.