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Oil of Trust

When there is NO TRUST, there is NO RELATIONSHIP. Trust is one of the strongest ingredients for any relationship to thrive and survive.

A relationship, irrespective of the dimensions and definitions, is only as great as the level of trust. Trust in a relationship is dependent on the level of integrity of the parties involved. Therefore, TRUST IS BUILT ON INTEGRITY.

What makes your client decide to continue patronage with your brand is because of the trust they possess in your outfit to continue to deliver at optimum level of excellence and efficiency.

The heart of spouses are firmly secured, dependent and at rest, even in times of physical absence, because of a staunch believe in each other.

Can I count on you even when my back is turned? Would you be there for me through thick and thin? Can you stand up and defend my cause when I am not there? When I’m falling, can you hold me up?

Read More: Relationship Series: Oil of Unity

A peep into a section of the traditional marriage vow, for the CHRISTIAN faith, reveals that statement of trust. A pledge and affirmation in the midst of witnesses to love, behold and cherish in sickness and health, in riches and poverty UNTIL DEATH DO THEM PART.

I, ____, take you, ____, to be my lawfully wedded (husband/wife), to have and to hold,
from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer,
in sickness and in health, until death do us part.

But there are many cases of the breach of this pledge of trust and dependability especially when there are downturn moments.

There are so many factors that could breed distrust in any relationship. These include, infidelity, dishonesty, mismanagement of resources, lies and deception, lack of integrity, lack of transparency, inability to persevere, lack of self control.

… To be continued next Thursday 

Exclusively Written By:

Pastor Busola Afolayan is a Family and Relationship Life Coach. She is the Senior Pastor of Glory Impact Christian Centre & Host of THIS IS MY REALITY TALK SHOW.

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