It may sound backwards at first, but the data is clear — couples who have defined, shared boundaries regarding interactions with people of the opposite sex have fewer trust issues than those who don’t.

Think of it like installing a fence around the backyard before letting young kids out to play. The fence sets a perimeter that both keeps out unwanted dangers while allowing kids the freedom to know what space is safe for unrestricted fun.

Of couples who don’t have established boundaries, most have a higher level of distrust both of their spouse and of themselves regarding the opposite sex. And 76% of them think they should set up boundaries. We’d love to help you guys in that process!

Marriage Built on Trust (PDF version)

For more tools on establishing and rebuilding lost trust, check out the following resources:

Resources (books & online workshops) at the ONE Extraordinary Marriage store