It can be hard—even terrifying—to reveal a long-buried secret to your spouse. You worry they’ll be furious, that they’ll judge you, that they’ll be hurt. Indeed, your spouse might be hurt. They might be angry. They might be stunned. But put yourself in your spouse’s shoes; if they were keeping something from you, you would want them to come clean, not only so that you could be in the know, but so that they could be freed from the chains of shame and secrecy. Thank you Lord for showing me the blessing that were awaiting me.
Romans 8:14–15 tells us that we are no longer slaves to fear. As children of God, we live in the light of full disclosure, sure of forgiveness, pardon and restoration—in our relationship with God and with each other.