4 Biblical Steps to Rebuilding Trust and Intimacy 3
4 Biblical Steps to Rebuilding Trust and Intimacy
Step 3: Practice Trustworthy Actions.
Often, relationships lose their spark when couples replace substance with form. Things like saying “I love you” or doing certain things together become a matter of routine instead of lively choices that emerge from how we really feel. We may start making excuses for pulling away or we may still talk of being in love while not engaging in behaviors that are loving toward our partner. To avoid this dishonest way of relating, it’s important to always act with integrity and to make our actions match our words. If we say we are in love, we should engage in behaviors toward our partner that someone else would observe as loving.
We should spend real, quality time with our partner, in which we slow down and make contact. We should show our feelings, not just in words but through our body language. Saying “I love you,” while grimacing or sighing at every move our partner makes, is not an expression of love that matches what we supposedly feel.
Scriptures to help you Rebuild trust
Be always humble, gentle, and patient. Show your love by being tolerant with one another.– Ephesians 4:2
Instead, be kind and tender-hearted to one another, and forgive one another, as God has forgiven you through Christ. – Ephesians 4:32
Remember this, my dear friends! Everyone must be quick to listen, but slow to speak and slow to become angry.– James 1:19
Let your hope keep you joyful, be patient in your troubles, and pray at all times.– Romans 12:12