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Rebuilding Trust

  • 2012 14 May
Rebuilding Trust

Trust, once broken, is hard to rebuild. But, it can be done. Some reactively say, “You’ve broken my trust and I can never trust you again.” This statement, often made in heated moments, fails to embrace the God’s power to change hearts—both the wounded heart and the one who has wounded. God is able to help a couple see how, in different ways, both have hurt each other and both can take responsibility for healing the relationship. Step back from the violation, or even repeated violations, that caused the breach of trust. Consider how you might lock arms to bring health and healing to your marriage. Begin by agreeing to rebuild trust, establishing hedges of protection so that violations to trust will not recur. “Have you not made a hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he has on every side?” (Job 1:10).