“Our faith becomes stronger as we express it.” —Billy Graham
Although we often explore our own spiritual needs, we rarely stop to think about those same needs as it applies to being a couple.
When times get tough, your faith and your marriage will be the foundation that you need to get through it all.
You may have heard sermon message about couples praying together or sharing their faith. However, that might not be enough to get you on the path that you need or want to be on as you walk out your spiritual intimacy.
If you are not sure where to start, there could be a few things creating a block in your marriage:
- You have different belief views.
- There are different faith backgrounds.
- You feel inadequate about your knowledge of scripture.
- It’s not a priority to you.
Many things are awkward in life and yet you can move through them. Trying new things often feels uncomfortable at first. Connecting spiritually with your spouse is no different.
Never let doubt about finding a spiritual connection keep you from having success. You can do it, but you have to want to do it.
Remember that everything starts with a conversation, and there are no right or wrong answers. Your spiritual intimacy journey will look different than others in your life.
The advice that you get along the way may or may not be right for you. That’s okay because this is all about you and your spouse and no one else.
Start by exploring what this looks like in your marriage. Then you can decide the steps you need to complete to get there. This is going to include a conversation about what your expectations are. Don’t be afraid to express your feelings and desires.
You may want to decide if you would like to attend church together, do a devotional or read from the bible together each night.
You may also start to realize that praying together is more intimate than sex. The two of you can become so deeply connected that you look forward to the opportunities you have to be alone in your faith together.
No matter what you choose, remember when you start something, you always have to give it time and be patient with your journey. These answers won’t come overnight and yet as time goes on, you’ll begin to embrace the ebb and flow of what works best for you.
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