Trust is the glue of life. It’s the most essential ingredient in effective communication. It’s the foundational principle that holds all relationships. – Stephen Covey
Trust is important in any relationship, most especially in marriages. Without trust, a relationship wouldn’t survive or even last. It is the key to a healthy relationship, and without it, life becomes intolerable. Trust is like the glue or magnet that holds things together. When you don’t have trust, all you will have is fear, and we know that fear only paralyzes. Trust is fundamental to life, and it is safe to say that more relationships fail by a lack of trust than by actual infidelity or betrayal of the other person. If you are in a relationship right now, here are three compelling reasons that you should learn to trust more, in yourself, and in your partner.
Trust Is the Bedrock Where Strong Relationships are Founded
A relationship can be likened to a castle. If it’s built on sand or the absence of trust, it will easily collapse at the slightest sign of a storm. On the other hand, if it is built on the solid rock of trust, it will surely endure, regardless of how big and strong the waves that come crashing on it. Trust is a must in any relationship simply because it makes the relationship a safer place. If you don’t trust your partner and are always suspicious of his actions, you are actually hindering him from growing as an individual. Eventually, he will become bitter towards you and the love he once had for you will gradually grow cold. On the other hand, when you trust your partner, you are giving no room for fear and insecurity, and you are actually empowering him to become the person he was meant to be.
Trust Sets People Free
Humans are designed to be free creatures. One way to set a person free is by trusting in him. When you allow more room for trust to work in your relationship, you are actually allowing more freedom in the life of your partner. At the same time, you are also allowing yourself to operate more effectively as an individual. You will know the level of trust in a relationship by seeing how much love there is in each of the people involved. If you feel that you are not as loving and as affectionate towards your partner as before, perhaps you need to trust your partner more. Trust always leads to freedom, so make it an effort to make trust the solid rock foundation of your relationship.
Trust Allows You to Experience the Full Potential of Your Relationship
Most of the time, we think that it is love and intimacy that makes a relationship last. While both are vital to the success of any relationship, they can only have room if there is enough trust in the first place. What trust does in a relationship is that it gives more room for love and intimacy. Without trust, the room that was supposed to be where love sits is taken over by fear and insecurity, both of which dampens and limits your relationship’s potential. On the other hand, when there is room for trust, there is also room for freedom for both you and your partner to share and pour out your hearts and souls without shame. When there is trust, there is security that whatever you share with the other person will be treasured and valued.
Trust is the Oil that Keeps Your Relationship Burning
Trust can be likened to oil. Without it, the fire in your relationship won’t remain burning. And just as oil helps keep a machine working efficiently, so does trust help make sure your relationship keeps on working and moving towards the right direction. Moreover, trust, like oil, should be replenished. In order to replenish trust in your relationship, you need to make a constant effort to renew it. You can do it by choosing to trust daily. As soon as you wake up, make a conscious decision to trust and not doubt. Eventually, trusting will become part of your system and one that you won’t have to force yourself into doing.
Trust is the key component of any relationship and should be woven into every aspect of it. Value it, enjoy it, and most importantly, protect it, and your relationship will be as strong as a fortress built on a hill.