Man is a social being designed to relate by nature. God is the initiator of relationships – Genesis 1:26; 2: 18; 3:8. Relationship is God’s will for us and He wants us to have and also enjoy the best of them. Heartaches and abusive relationships was never part of the plan. To fully understand God’s design for relationships, study the relationship between Jesus Christ and the Father or Christ and His bride – the church. See Ephesians 5:25-30.