“Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death— even death on a cross” (Philippians 2:3-8 NIV).
Note: Abusive behavior is a pattern of behavior that occurs. Some of these behaviors happen in heated moments and an isolated incident that might occur is not indicative of a destructive relationship. Abusive behavior is when one partner consistently oppresses the other person using abusive behaviors to maintain that power and control. Cutting off the airway, strangulation or choking of the other person must be taken very seriously. It is often a precursor to murder and can even unintentionally lead to severe injury or death of the victim because of swelling to the airway and blood vessels in the throat. Always advise separation for the safety of the victim in the event of choking or strangulation.