Much of society refers to “truth” as relevant. This concept is often used when someone or a group prefer to believe something according to their own standards and ways of interpretation.
Regardless of what anyone thinks “truth” is, one thing is for sure, truth is always true, no matter how you slice it.
Moreover, I believe truth will always prevail.
Many people also seem to confuse “truth” with “facts.” Truth is, facts are subject to change, but truth isn’t.
Even Jesus told us in John 8:32 that the ‘TRUTH” we know (referring of himself and his Word) has the power to make us free.
This statement has been quoted in courtrooms, movies, churches, and countless other places, ever since in order to confirm that a certain “something” is indeed true and life changing.
Let me also be clear – truth itself won’t make anybody free, however, it’s the truth we know that will make us free.
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For example, within the marriage relationship truth most always be at the forefront of the couple in order to build a strong marriage and eventually a thriving family.
In other words, our love for our spouse must be true; our lives ought to be an open book before our spouse revealing its true essence.
Even when we confess our secrets, there is nothing to hinder our lives of our love within our marriage relationship.
In other words, your marriage relationship must be based on a covenant of trust.
Trust is vital in any healthy relationship, but the stakes are highest within the context of marriage.
Because truth requires trust in order to be trusted. Likewise, trust is based on truth.
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Marriage was created by God to bear a relationship of complete unity and transparency, so deception of any kind will undermine the foundation of trust in the marriage covenant.
Truth is your marriage will never be much stronger than your foundational trust in each other.
Conversely, I’ve seen distrust in marriages more than I ever wish I had.
Distrust in a marriage is destructive and brings disunity and much contempt.
If a married couple can’t trust each other, they can’t fully function.
For example, a husband and wife must operate like two wings on an airplane; if they don’t work together in full partnership, trusting each others' talents, strengths and abilities, the marriage will never get off the ground effectively.
Trust, not just love, makes that possible. When we replace trust with secrecy, we’re erecting invisible barriers to limit the growth in our marriages. As Dave Willis puts it: Secrecy is the enemy of intimacy.
On the other hand when trust (along with love, of course) is in full mode operation, then we find that the only barriers that limit our marital growth are those we put upon ourselves within the walls of our minds. Now, that’s the truth.
In other words, trust has no insecurities, no secrets, and no worries within the marriage relationship when truth is practiced.
When counseling couples, I’ve noticed that an underground emotion (better yet, reality) when complaining about each-other's behavioral patterns, etc. is often the monster of distrust.
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But once trust is re-establish the relationship reaches another level of love and intimacy that thrives through the darkest times as well as the brightest of days. Trust in a marriage relationship is the driving force of a life-long true love relationship.
Your marriage will never be much stronger than your foundational trust in each other.
I’m currently working on a pre-marriage course and have been contemplating emphasizing this “truth” and “trust” topic in one of the sessions of the course. Do you think it’s a good idea? How so?
How can trust be practiced or lived out in a healthy marriage. I’d love to hear your ideas. Please share below.
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