Mark 2:1 “A few days later, when Jesus again entered Capernaum, the people heard that he had come home.” I was stopped in my tracks as I read this verse today. The Savior of the world had come home. I know theologically that Jesus led a life just like ours and that he lived to give us an example of how men who truly know God live. Seeing it lived out in such an ordinary way, however, was stunning to me.
This small bit of writing from 10 Best Decisions a Single Can Make seems to help people decide if the relationship they are in is healthy or toxic. We all look at 1 Cor. 13 as God’s definition of love.
And knowing Satan is a deceiver, I thought How would the Devil distort love? So I rewrote 1 Cor 13 using words OPPOSITE of what God has said about love to give a vivid word picture of just what it means to be TOXIC!
So if the person you are dating reflects 1 Cor. 13 from the Bible, that’s a GREEN light, Healthy Love; pursue that relationship. However, if he or she if closer to the Toxic Definition of Love, that is a RED Light, STOP (immediately!) If you are not married, end it and run far away from that relationship as possible because that person is unsafe! (Even if he or she has a few of the toxic traits, break up and challenge him or her to grow with God and become healthy with out yon the picture.) Let God repair and redeem that person before you even initiate a friendship again. Let them have time to prove he or she has moved from toxic to healthy love. (If married, seek marriage counseling).
Feel free to post this picture on your Facebook, Tweet it, PIN it, email to a friend, use it in your ministry. Together let’s help people choose to BE HEALTHY in their relationships. For much more on the topic, see our books: 10 Best Decisions a Single Can Make and Single Men Are Like Waffles, Single Women Are Like Spaghetti available at www.Love-Wise.com