A couple weeks ago, I lied to Sara. I can't remember exactly what it was about, but I lied to her. I knew I had to tell her about it. Within the day, I told her I had lied to her. Sara was thankful I told her about it and felt safer with me because I had told her about the lie. Before I got married, a friend of mine told me a very simple truth about marriage - "Don't hide," he said.
The result of Sara's gratitude for my honesty was gratitude on her part. Her thankfulness then influenced my heart by helping me to feel safer, in return. I know I can go to her in the future with similar issues, and she will accept me. This helps me to have even more desire to grow in honesty, integrity, and maturity.