- When we keep our promises to the Lord, His trust in us grows.
Integrity is part of a person's character and determines how we live our lives when we know that no one else is watching us. Having integrity to live our covenants is essential to becoming more Christlike.
- Integrity or the lack of integrity is a fundamental element of one’s character. Men who have “integrity of heart” are men to be trusted—because trust is built on integrity.
- Being a man of integrity simply means your intentions, as well as your actions, are pure and righteous in all aspects of your life, both in public and in private. With each decision we make, we either merit more of God’s trust or diminish His trust.
Trust is vital for a marriage to flourish. A marriage built without trust doesn't last and doesn't help create a Christ-centered home.
- The principle of trust plays an extremely important role in the development of a Christ-centered home.
Elder Maynes tells a story about his father taking him on his first business trip representing the family business. The meeting was fine until the representative from the company asked them to participate in a bribe that would have made his company a lot more money than they were anticipating. Elder Maynes father taught him an important lesson, that taking a bribe would put them on a path that would compromise their integrity and that was more important than the money from this contract. He has never forgot that lesson from his father.
Elder Maynes concludes with words of encouragement to keep our covenants and live our lives in a way that builds trust and demonstrates our integrity.
- As we understand and apply this sacred principle of trust built on integrity, we will be true to our sacred covenants. We will also succeed in presiding in our families with love and righteousness, providing the necessities of life, and protecting our families from the evils of the world.
Earning the trust of our family members is vital to building a Christ-centered home. Without the trust of those we love the most, we will not be able to lead them in righteousness and build a home that loves the Savior. When we compromise our lives with acts that undermine our relationships, we are left with pain and struggles. Elder Maynes encourages us to build our integrity by following the Savior and living as He would have us live. If we do, we will build stronger relationships within our families and allows us to move forward with helping others come to the light of Christ.