I thought today I should write about integrity because integrity in a relationship is extremely important for both parties to have. Integrity is all about who you are when nobody is looking, not about who you are when people are watching. So, does your spouse show integrity? Having integrity is having a high standard of honesty, truthfulness, decency and honor that’s never breached.
A man or woman of integrity will say something and they truly mean it. They do not play any type of verbal games with you so you will never really know where they stand. They won’t play both sides to please everybody. Their goal is to do what’s right. In the bible there’s a great verse that talks about this very thing, (Luke 16:15) And he said unto them, Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God.
A person of their word will continue to keep their word even if it costs them something to do so. If a person is put in a compromising situation, they will still continue to stand strong in what they believe. A person of integrity is a person of truth, you can depend on their solid honesty.
Having integrity has to come from the heart. Therefore being a person of integrity is something a person must choose to do on their own. Having integrity shows everybody that this person is trustworthy and has a great reputation. We all know that having a good reputation can be a fragile thing especially in these days of rapid communication and mass media. Being in the wrong place at the wrong time can ruin a person’s reputation so one must be mindful of this.
What everything boils down to would be how important is your marriage to you? Do you want a divorce or do you want to work on your marriage? Marriage takes an effort intentionally by both parties. Don’t give up so easily.