INTEGRITY. As you know…the subject of this week.
We submit that integrity is the foundation for amazing marriage. But integrity may not be exactly what you think at first glance.
Integrity comes from the same root word as integer, meaning ‘the complete entity.’
When we are in integrity, we don’t have a separate work life and home life and friend life and online life and spiritual life. We have one life, and all those others parts are fused into our being. We are complete…one…
Integrity is reflected in our actions: if we are in integrity, we don’t tell someone we are “on the way home” when we haven’t really left the office. When we are in integrity, we don’t pretend we didn’t see the email that we failed to respond to. When we are in integrity, we don’t stuff our fears and hurts and disappointments inside and cover them with fake smiles or platitudes.
Our encouragement, IF YOU WANT YOUR MARRIAGE TO MOVE TO AMAZING: stop living on auto pilot. Take a fearless inventory of yourself, with yourself. Are you words lined up, completely, with your actions? DESPITE what anyone else may do or say? Are you willing to be vulnerable and show your warts and imperfections to the world – mostly – to your spouse? If not…why not?
This is the first and foundational step toward amazing within your marriage. We hope to hear from you on your willingness to engage this process…and on any answers you uncover as you take the daring step of self inventory.
Moving this way, moving into and living in integrity…is the first step to FREEDOM.
Here’s to an OUTSTANDING, brave and great week!!
Susan & Jere