Her Need: Honesty and Openness
Thankful Thursday

Her Need: Honesty and Openness - Part II

Privacy in a marriage relationship is one thing but secrecy is another issue all together. Honesty is one of the most important qualities in a successful marriage. When you are married, you must send each other accurate messages and receive accurate responses.

Do husband’s lie to their wives? A man may respond in a dishonest, vague, or ambiguous way for one of several reasons:
 He may have lied about minor things from an early age. He lies chronically.
 He’s afraid to reveal his true feelings because he doesn’t want to appear weak, stupid, or whatever. He wants to avoid trouble.
 He feels afraid he will hurt his wife’s feelings, so he protects her from the truth thinking it might be too much for her.

These approaches are defeating and destructive. The far better course: the truth. When a wife hears the truth from her husband, about what he thinks, what he plans, where he has gone and where he wants to go, she can respond to him with security and confidence.—Dr. Willard Harley, His Needs, Her Needs.

Privacy has it’s place but not if it is keeping a part of yourself from your spouse. Women need open communication, any time day or night. Most women will not abuse this privilege by calling their husbands out of important business. Just knowing you can reach your spouse is what builds trust and makes the love bank grow.

Next Up: He needs an attractive spouse. Be blessed, Lynn


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Marching Around Jericho is a spiritual guide. As you read through the pages, powerful and transformative instruction and equipping takes place. We follow Jesus as he leads us around the walls, imparting kingdom truths with each passing, finally arriving at the gates of the walled-off city, our spouse’s unbelieving heart. After the circles in prayer are complete, we arrive fully prepared to command the walls to crumble and be removed, making a way for our spouse to step from the rubble of lies and captivity, into faith and freedom!

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