If you remember the story, Samson fell in love again. This time it was with a woman of the valley of Sorek (a place on the border of Judah and Philistia). Due to some of the things that Samson had done to the Philistines in the past (like tying and releasing in the Philistines grain 300 foxes together with lighted torches attached to their tails, and killing 30 men to give their clothes and possessions to others, and killing 1000 men with the jawbone of a donkey), the Philistine leaders were very interested in getting back at Samson.
They came to Delilah and promised to give her a lot of silver if she would find out the secret of Samson's great strength. She agreed and asked Sampson. He begin by making up stories that if he were to be tied with new rope or have his hair braided into the fabric then he would be weak like anyone else.
What I found interesting was Delilah's responses when she found out that what he said wasn't true:
Judges 16:10 Then Delilah said to Samson, "You have made a fool of me; you lied to me.From her very human response, we can see that a good relationship must include telling the truth, not making the other person look like a fool and confiding in each other.
Judges 16: 15 Then she said to him, "How can you say, 'I love you,' when you won't confide in me?
These are not earth-shattering revelations, but just something I noticed this morning. I think these things are applicable in any relationship, but are crucial in a good marriage.