Monday, December 12, 2011
Romancing Your Spouse-Day 37: Trust
"4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. 8 Love never fails."
--1 Corinthians 13:4-8 (from the NIV: New International
Version of the Bible)
Today we continue our discussion of verse 7, with "Love ...always trusts."
Questions for Reflection:
Do you completely trust your spouse?
Does your spouse completely trust you?
If your answer to either question above was "no,"
then it is highly likely that your romantic life together has no hope of longevity.
Trust, in a marriage, is a vital, core principle upon which almost everything you do together will build upon. Without trust, one cannot fully realize a true loving relationship.
Pray for guidance, then proceed with a plan to restore, or gain the trust of your spouse. Remember that we need God's wisdom and guidance. Prayer is our prime opportunity to communicate with the Father and ask for His help.
Dr. Charles Stanley, of InTouch Ministries, provides an excellent sermon on the topic, "The Thrill of Trusting God."
If you are lacking trust in your marriage, Dr. Stanley's message may help you on the road to recovery.
Click Here to watch the sermon and/or download notes.
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Have a blessed day and a wonderful week!