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As we look into scripture for the story that best fits the love story we all desire, I believe in this illustration we will begin to see a man with commitment that is irrevocable.

"Now Laban had two daughters: the name of the elder was Leah, and the name of the younger was Rachel. Leah's eyes were delicate, but Rachel was beautiful of form and appearance. Now Jacob loved Rachel,' and he said, "I will serve you seven years for Rachel your younger daughter." And Laban said, "It is better that I give her to you than that I should give her to another man. Stay with me. " Genesis 29: 16-30.

The word integrity has to do with a person's principles or values of life and choices pertaining to life. The word translates into righteousness or uprightness or that which one considers to be holy. If a person has no integrity then that person is not covenant capable. As we look at the word righteousness in our spirituality, we know that righteousness comes from above. We accept the righteousness of Christ because of His substitutionary death on the cross for us. Therefore, His righteousness is ours by substitution or trade-off .

Then is there a secret to successful relationships? Why do some people succeed and others fail? Is it all just a matter of chance?

added 7/31/02