Trust has been the talk of our household lately. It’s not the first, nor the last time it’ll come up. Trust level’s change and those involved change.
J and I have been married for almost 15 years and we’re dealing with trust issues that are not marriage-breaking but still something that needs to be addressed. I’m a firm believer in “fine tuning” a marriage as you go along. How else do you know you’re meeting the needs of your partner? You have to take those moments…drown out the busy life you’ve created…look into each others eyes and ask, “How are we doing?” It’s healthy.
Gremlin is learning about trust with friends. He’s had the same best bud since 1st grade. Inseparable…until a cute little 4th grader entered the picture. Gremlin came home destroyed…“He broke up our friendship…OVER A GIRL!” It was hard not to smile. I explained to him that it was a typical thing that both boys and girls go through and his bud will come back. I also explained it wouldn’t be the last time and it might be him next time.
Oldman has turned 13 and is learning…again…the deceitfulness of certain ads online. The adult industry is working very hard to make the clean mind very much dirty. As much as we, as parents, try hard to protect and educate, God made our boys with raging hormones and we’re fighting against strong forces. Teens always want more privileges, and we’re teaching Oldman that it only comes with more responsibilities. And trust.
Trust is a lot like love. We are made to give and receive both. Why let others who have disappointed you steal your ability to connect to those that won’t?
“The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.” ~Earnest Hemingway
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