August 24, 2014
I have heard countless stories on how unfaithfulness in relationships dooms the relationship and cuts its lifespan short. This tells me being unfaithful, or not being loyal, can jeopardize any relationship. Whether the relationship was built on solid gold, diamonds, wealth, pure unadulterated love, friendship, or otherwise, once infidelity shows it's ugly face, the relationship goes downhill.
I recall a wedding I attended few years back. The elites of the society were there, you just name it; the high profile socialites, people flew in all over the world to attend, and even those in government were in attendance. Few years into the marriage, I heard the marriage was annulled due to Infidelity on the man's part. The wedding alone would have cost some good millions, in Naira currency (and this was in the early 2000'), but that didn't matter when infidelity showed it's ugly face. Infertility flushed all that money down the drain.
Loyalty is a word that has a vital play in all relationships. The earlier you know the depth of the meaning of loyalty, the better for you, and all aspiring to be in a long term relationship(s). If loyalty is in place then trust is inevitable. Trust is defined as reliance on the integrity, strength, ability, surety, etc., of a person or thing; confidence.
I checked the dictionary and the meaning of loyalty knocked my socks off. Loyalty means a strong feeling of support or allegiance. Also, it's the state or quality of being loyal; faithfulness to commitments or obligations. These definitions are deep words that makes me look at the word 'loyalty' differently. Allegiance is being devoted to someone; faithfulness means fidelity, true to ones words, vows, and promises. Therefore, Marriages, courtships, friendships, or any kind of relationship, must be built on loyalty for it to last.
Let us strive to stay loyal, and committed to our relationships, be it marriage, engagement, courtship, friendship, and all things we are committed to, even if it means cutting out some certain people in our lives (if necessary). It is your sole responsibility to keep your vows sacred, and stay faithful to your commitment. I pray God helps us all to stay loyal always.
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