Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud. 1 Cor. 13:4 NLT
Or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. 1 Cor. 13:5 NLT
It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. 1 Cor. 13:6 NLT
Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance. 1 Cor. 13:7 NLT
Love gives the other person the benefit of the doubt
Love looks for the most generous explanation for the other person’s behavior
Love chooses trust over suspicion.
We decide what goes in the gap.
TIP: In healthy relationships, both parties go to ridiculous extremes to believe the best.
There is nothing to gain by refusing to trust.
When you can't choose to trust, you must choose to confront.
The moment there is a gap, have a conversation.
-When there's a gap between what I expected and what I experienced, I will believe the best.
-When other people assume the worst about you, I will come to your defense.
-If what I experience begins to erode my trust, I am coming directly to you.
-When I am convinced I will not be able to deliver on a promise, I will tell you ahead of time.
-When you confront me about the gaps I have created, I will tell you the truth.
What can you do to break the cycle of mistrust?
Do to others as you would like them to do to you. Luke 6:31 NLT