A toxic relationship is characterized by insecurity, self-centeredness, dominance, and control. We risk our very being by staying in such a relationship with any human. To say a toxic relationship is dysfunctional is, at best, an understatement. Keep in mind that it takes two individuals to have a toxic relationship. So, basically not paying attention to certain examples of toxic relationships are harmful, as these relationships can drains and suffocates a relationship. It makes one person feel very drained and used in most cases.
When I think of the topic of toxic relationships, I can’t help but think of myself. I have been in a relationship where I wasn’t comfortable but I just had to stay because i was receiving threats from my boyfriend that if I broke up with him, he was going to kill me and kill himself afterwards.
So, the scriptures says; Love is very patient and kind. Love is never jealous or envious, never boastful or proud. It never hurts neither is it selfish or rude. Biblical explanation of love shows that love does not demand its own way. It is not irritable or touchy.
The second perquisites for a romantic relationship readiness is a good understanding of God’s love. To love someone sincerely, there is the need to know important and intimate things about the person. This way you’d be able to love as Christ loves the church.