Over the last several years we have had times when we were spiritually connected on almost a daily basis.
On the flip side we have had times where we may only connect spiritually a couple of times a week or less (that’s where we are right now).
If you read the Bible with your spouse every day or a couple of times a week you know the importance of your spiritual intimacy. Way to go.
If you and your spouse are not sure how to read the Bible together you have come to the right place.
We are here to get you started on the right path. You need to start somewhere so start with one day per week. This is just fine.
So let’s get started…
Over the course of your week you have activities happening in your household. Are we right?
Because of these activities it can be hard to find time for you and your spouse to read the Bible together. Get it, been there ourselves.
Maybe you’re not sure what to read, you did it for a short time, but stopped and now don’t know how to get started again or it seems weird to be doing this with your spouse.
You’re not alone!
We’ve been at each of these stages too!
Any yet, you have an opportunity to read the Bible with your spouse that will allow the both of you to bask in the joy and calmness that comes from God’s word. Insights that you may not have seen now become clear to both of you.
With that being said, many couples are unaware of how to read the Bible together.
Below you can learn 3 tips to read the Bible so that the spiritual intimacy in your marriage can thrive.
3 Tips to Read the Bible with Your Spouse
Find Convenient Times
Reading the Bible together is a great way to help strengthen your marriage.
In order to make sure that you are both able to participate in your joint readings, find a time that is convenient for both of you to participate.
Honestly, this can be the hardest part. The thing is if this is important you both will find time in your schedule.
Pull out your calendars and pick a time each day or a couple of times a week that work best for you. You’re not looking for an hour, but 10 minutes max to be present with each other.
This will eliminate any excuses that you may have in terms of not having enough time. Schedule it and stick to it!
Throughout your week you can also take a moment to reflect on your life and to give thanks for the blessings in your marriage.
Create a Daily Verse Calendar
The best way to get into the habit of reading the Bible together is to make it a project that you can both contribute to. Purchase a calendar that has enough space for you to write a few sentences.
Each day during your daily readings, make sure that each of you write a verse from your readings that spoke to you. Some days you may both find a verse that you like equally.
At the end of each month, review the verses that you both enjoyed. This activity will keep you motivated to continue with your readings as you complete the calendar.
Reflect and Talk
Two other aspects that you should take into consideration while reading the Bible with your spouse is to reflect and talk about your readings.
You will be able to share how a particular verses impacts you as well as learn how the verse is interpreted by your spouse. This will help you to understand each other and grow closer together in your spiritual intimacy.
The closeness you can experience when you read the Bible with your spouse is amazing!
Take action today so that you can enjoy this intimate time together and for years to come.
For more advice on how to strengthen your marriage, check out He Zigs, She Zags: Get Your Communication on the Same Path today!