Trust creates a foundation of love, respect, and security, which will increase intimacy and allow you to glorify God through your marriage.
God designed marriage as a covenant relationship between a husband and a wife. Covenants are established on a foundation of trust. Here are 5 practical ways to build trust and strengthen the covenant of your marriage:
“Never stop praying” (1 Thessalonians 5:17 NLT).
Prayer is a powerful tool for building intimacy and trust. Make it a habit to pray together with your spouse, asking God to help you both trust Him and each other more fully. This regular practice especially helpful when you’re going through a tough time or facing a challenging decision together.
“Stop telling lies. Let us tell our neighbors the truth, for we are all parts of the same body” (Ephesians 4:25 NLT).
Telling the truth isn’t just a moral imperative—it’s one of God’s commandments. Your spouse is your closest neighbor, so prioritize truth in your relationship with them, even when it’s embarrassing or uncomfortable.
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“Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others” (Colossians 3:13 NLT).
Every relationship has times of offense when one or both parties are hurt or wronged. Marriage is no exception. But when your or your spouse messes up, you can choose to forgive each other, just as God has forgiven you.
Seek Wise Counsel
“Without consultation, plans are frustrated, but with many counselors they succeed” (Proverbs 15:22 NASB).
If you need help building trust in your relationship, finding wise counsel is a great step in the right direction. Find a trustworthy, godly mentor, pastor, or Christian counselor who can provide guidance and support as you navigate challenges in your marriage.
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Practice Sacrificial Love
“There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends” (John 15:13 NLT).
Love is not just a warm, cozy feeling—it’s also a choice. Every day when you wake up, you can choose to love your spouse. There will be days when it’s easy and days when it’s really hard, but there will never be a day that you will regret loving your spouse like Jesus loves you.
Trust creates a foundation of love, respect, and security, which will increase intimacy and allow you to glorify God through your marriage. Strengthen your relationship today by committing to be a trustworthy spouse and by doing things to keep growing that trust..