Trust in marriage is extremely crucial for your marriage to grow and thrive. Whether you are a newlywed or have been married for ten or more years trust means everything from day one of your marriage. You may see yourself questioning certain situations, making accusations, arguing constantly over little things that happen between you and your spouse. When situations become so difficult in your marriage walk, this is the time to lean in and really pray for your union. The heart of her husband trusts in her, and he will have no lack of gain. Proverbs 31:11 ESV
And Girl, you may find yourself filled with so much sadness, and sobbing with the “ugly” cry soaking your pillow with an ocean of tears at night, because the pain is just so overwhelming, and all you can think about is contacting a lawyer the next morning. But, all these feelings and emotions are not the plans that God has for you in your life. God and HIS beloved son Jesus remind us that marriage is a good and prosperous thing that we must continue to work towards and build in life. We have to keep loving our spouse and praying to keep them safe, whole, and protected from any outside elements that may seek to destroy the lives of future generations.
Trust is one of the most important things to have a healthy union with the person that you decided to devote your heart to for a lifetime. Without complete trust it is impossible for couples to have a real marriage.No trust in marriage means that you may be faced with you could be thrown into the hardships of divorce. Marriage can seem like a mirage, where you cannot believe what you are seeing, and witnessing within your home. However, it is your faith in God that will see through all the peaks and valleys, so divorce will not be an option for the future.
The lack of trust can result in infidelity, insecurity, lying, blaming each other, and weakening the spiritual bond that God has created for your marriage. We are not perfect and never will be. All we can strive to do is to work on time, patience, and understanding towards restoration to rekindle the brokenness within the marriage. This restoration process will take time, patience, and some give and take by both people to pursue the desired outcomes for being able to trust. The overall goal for being able to trust is to completely provide comfort throughout the entire household.
15 Useful Tips to Restore and Renew your Marriage
You have to learn how to communicate with your spouse. Having healthy communication will bring you closer together.
You need to be brutally honest with your spouse even if it hurts! Honesty is more than just a policy, it is a very transparent way to breakthrough boundaries and strongholds that maybe over marriage on a constant basis.
3. Set boundaries
Setting boundaries in your marriage is to prevent a repeat of some of the trust issues that caused the trust to be broken in the first place.
4. Stop the lying it will only make things worse.
When you start a toxic cycle of lying in your marriage, it only cause destruction with your words. The reality is that words hold a great deal of power and if you are not careful with your words, they can begin to breakdown the structure that marriages are built upon on those days that you tend to forget your love and your vows.
5. Give your spouse the opportunity to earn your trust.
Your spouse has the opportunity to earn back your trust. This expresses that you have endless compassion for their health and wellness, by extending the olive branch of trust.
6. Forgive your spouse.
Forgiveness is a lesson within itself, that can truly change over time. But forgiving your spouse is something that takes place when you decide that you have to forgive for yourself, and for your marriage.
7. Develop a plan of action and execute it.
Developing a plan of action is similar to when a team has a playbook for the big game. When you create a plan that works for your marriage this strategic blue print is something that you can refer back to in the future. The plan of action is the blue print to move forward in a positive manner in your union.
8. Consult with a Marriage counselor, Pastor, or Marriage and Family Therapist.
Consulting with a professional marriage counselor is simply the icing on the cake. This person is a neutral party that has only goal and that is to work through the trust issues.
They will provide the guidance, understanding, and experience to guide both you and your spouse in a direction of growth and trust.
9. Take the blame game away.
The blame game will yield little results, just an endless cycle of confusion and doubt from both parties. The important thing is to take the blame game out of the picture, and to rely on personal development at all times.
10. Pray to cover your spouse in your marriage, and over your children and family.
Pray to cover your spouse and if you have children pray that they are covered and protected too. This enables a higher power to cancel out any assignments that are not for the good of the family. The impact of prayer is one if not the most important thing to restore and renew trust.
11. Pour trust into your spouse and don’t ever doubt that they don’t love you.
Pour trust into your spouse and lead by example to pour so much love into your spouse that they cannot even stand it!
12. Show your spouse that you love him/her.
Show your spouse love in all situations, never be afraid to apologize, cry on their shoulder, and really express that this marriage is long-lasting and God-given, that you both have to overcome the things that may cause your marriage to shake and tremble,
but you are wiling to turn the tide and keep working towards a healthy life.
13. Never cheat on your spouse, no matter what!
This is really self-explanatory that this option should not exist, and cheating is never the answer to fix trust issues.
14. Extend acts of kindness to one another during the day, especially if you have heavy work schedules in the week.Extending acts of kindness is really simple and so much fun! You can make your spouse’s lunch and add a little note in the lunchbox, send a special text message, Have their favorite meal ready for dinner in the evening. Plan a special date night in, and hire a baby sitter as a surprise to spend quality time together without the children.
15. Focus on the things that make you happy to continue to live life to the fullest!
Take the time to celebrate each other as you win! We sometimes overlook our own wins, and those of our spouse too. When they are doing an amazing job working hard for the family, or just listening to a request from that ongoing honey-do list,
these are the special occasions to really celebrate either together or with your loyal circle of friends!