A Relationship filled with lies is like a balloon; it can fly high but won't get anywhere. It can't endure nor stand the test of time. It’s like a beauty that fades with time, it fades when you need it, it fades when you don't expect it to. Lies have speed but lack endurance, only the truth does. This makes you wonder why people hide details at the start of a relationship just to win your love. Imagine me coming to your shop to buy an expensive and valuable product which comes with no guarantee, but you hide some details of the product just so I can buy. This action makes the product a fake one, it also makes you a dishonest person. You can easily deny you sold me the product. It means you take me for a fool. One of the danger is you end up falling in love with a stolen product, of which you are not aware. You carry around something you think is yours, which unfortunately belongs to someone else. This is a description of the relationships some people find themselves in. They are in love with someone else’s husband or wife, but never knew from day one because, their supposed lover lied to them. Some are in love with people who have kids but haven’t disclosed it to them. These people lie about their jobs, faith, where they live; they lie about almost everything. You are in love with someone you know nothing about. The bible says "The man and his wife were both without clothes and were not ashamed" - Genesis 2:25 (NLV). What this means is, if the man or woman who wants to marry you can't be truthful to you, he is not qualified to be your husband or wife. If he or she feels ashamed or embarrassed telling you the truth then he or she is the wrong person. If they have to hide, disguise themselves in clothes to win your love, tell you lies to keep you, then they are not your husband or wife. Stop wasting your precious time on someone's spouse. You don't need a seer or prophet to tell you they are not. Don't get yourself a broken bird today and cry tomorrow because it won't fly. Don't go for a hyena and complain of your missing chicken. The one person you can trust your future with is the one who is honest with you today. The one you can build with is the one who is real, not the one who is fake. Love is already beautiful and you don't need to decorate it with lies. No one is looking for a perfect life partner so you don't need to lie to fit for that. Your ugly and broken past coupled with your present good attitude, character and determination is enough to create the beautiful love life your partner seeks. In conclusion, the bible cautions us "My children, let us not love with words or in talk only. Let us love by what we do and in truth" - 1 John 3:18 (NLV). Written by Danjuma Iliya.