As a couple, do you take time together to study and worship the Lord as such? Marriage is a like a braid, and God is our Third Strand. It is Him that keeps us bound together. Two strands are easily separated, but three are more difficult.
When we take the time to study, worship and pray together, we allow the other to see our weaknesses and allow them the privilege of lifting us up to the Lord. Sometimes the best thing we can do for our spouse and our marriage is to pray for them/it. It takes work, and some days it’s not going to be easy. We have to acknowledge that we are doing it because we have been “told to”, on those days when we don’t “feel like it” or “want to”!!
Finding one that helps and encourages both of you is a vital key to creating this habit. If it tends to lean in one direction or the other, then it is possible that one spouse might feel threatened and that is not the goal of doing this together. Go online to a Christian bookstore like http://www.christianbook.com and search for “devotions for couples”. Most of the time you can read an excerpt of the content to determine if you both find it useful.
Set aside some time this week to think about starting a new journey together with a new devotional. May you be blessed by this effort!
When we first get married, we tend to have stars in our eyes. We are so enamored with each other and the excitement of starting our lives together. We often forget to set goals and dreams in place to work toward.
By choosing to work toward a goal or dream together, allows your focus and energy to move in the same direction. Think about what it was like when you were trying to achieve something great in the past. It may have been making a sports team in school, getting into the college of your dreams, landing the perfect job etc… The energy and focus you spent on these goals was the fuel to keep you going.
When we fuel a fire within our marriage to achieve certain goals/dreams, we have unity and move together. The choices we make and the actions we take will keep us moving in the direction that we’ve set before us. We can use the goal/dream as a compass to ensure we are moving in the right direction to accomplish what we have set before us.
If you don’t already have a goal/dream for the two of you in your marriage, then your challenge is to take some time to talk about it and find something to focus on. If you do have a mutual goal/dream, then your challenge is to review it, make any tweaks needed and look at where you are vs where you are headed. Make sure you are headed in the right direction and change course if needed.