“Til death do you part”
Do you believe in the permanence of your marriage? What keeps a marriage strong enough to last that long? One thing that will keep you believing that your marriage will last forever is trust.
Prophet Amos declares the fact about relationships and said, “Can two walk together, except they be agreed? Amos 3:3”
‘Agreed’ here simply means continuously trusting each other in all things.
Are you sure that you can believe in your spouse completely? That high level of trust is essential. It helps you keep your positive mindset about your relationship. It’s crucial, but it isn’t always easy.
What is trust?
The definition of trust is a firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength of someone or something.
As it relates to a marriage relationship, it means that you have an unwavering belief that your partner is reliable and truthful, helping you create a healthy marriage. Trust should be a result of your commitment, and because you are committed, you can have trust.
The old testament word for trust is “batach.” it means careless. Not careless like irresponsible, but unguarded, without worry.
A marriage full of batach is one where two people can be totally themselves and still be confident that their marriage is secure.
How does trust improve your marriage?
Trust is one of the best things about being married. When you know that someone believes in you and that you are loved and accepted exactly the way you are it can be life – changing. When your spouse gives themselves over to you completely, they don’t feel like they run the risk of being ridiculed. They sincerely believe that you will follow through on your commitment, and will not turn against you and cheat on you.
Banking on each other gives couples the chance to share thoughts, feelings, and concerns openly. The belief that your partner will support you no matter what creates a strong bond.
Actions you can take:
So what can you do today to begin improving the trust level in your marriage so you can make it last forever?
First, check in with your spouse on a regular basis. Ask them if anything you say or do causes them to feel like they are not accepted. Ask if any of your actions make them suspicious of you in any way? Are there areas in your life that you can improve that will help them to trust you even more?
Create boundaries that will demonstrate your trustworthiness to the other. These boundaries are especially important if there has been a breach of trust or infidelity in the past. Agree about what constitutes cheating. You may be surprised by the other person’s definition.
God bless your marriage!