Honesty is intimacy.
Honesty deepens the bond between husband and wife, and becomes great examples for our children to follow. Nothing else seems to really matter as much in this life if the marriage bond is broken. The homes we build are more than brick and mortar. Homes are crafted by the integrity of our communication and closeness. It all starts with husband and wife.
You can live in a hut and it feels like a palace, if the marriage is strong, happy and close. A date night with pizza and candlelight is as romantic as dinner at the Ritz. Why? A faithful friendship gives precedence to the people involved and not the surroundings and things people use to make a marriage beautiful and good. Things break, money runs out, bodies age, and times change, but if there is a friendship with honesty, it doesn’t matter what’s amiss around us.
Too many marriages fail today, because they become dishonest and filled with secrecy. Illusions and irrational expectations fill the minds of some. They put more faith in what’s false than what’s real. They allow deceit to distance them and eventually destroy them.
However, when honesty is the root, it bonds a deep relationship where all else can be built upon it. The rest is secure, because the marriage knows intimacy.
“An honest answer is like a kiss on the lips. Put your outdoor work in order and get your fields ready; after that, build your house” (Proverbs 24:26-27).
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