Can you trust? Similar to jealousy,
it is an excessive form of suspicions.
to Character Traits page
We have already warned against trusting people to
the point of marriage before you have proved them. There is the
opposite danger of trusting no one at all on any matter. For those
investigating a crime, the attitude that everyone is a suspect may
It is no sound basis for your christian dating.
Undue suspicion of others usually indicates one of two conditions
which make the relationship questionable. It may mean that the
individual lacks confidence in his/her own judgment. Therefore the
one safe procedure is to trust no one.
Or it may indicate that the person himself is not
to be trusted. We often judge others by what we know ourselves to
be. The man who is unduly suspicious may be telling us that he is
not to be trusted. Lack of trust in others either is a character
defect, or it indicates a personality condition which can easily
become a character defect.
This is all the more important because a couple who
begin by mistrusting others may end up by not trusting each other.
Increasingly the relationship will be marred until finally the
strain will become too great and the relationship will break.
The ability to trust others, under proper
circumstances and after adequate testing, is a character essential
of paramount importance for serious relationship, or any other kind
of successful living.
Return from Suspicions
to Christian Dating Advice