Our prayer for YOU …
The fourth and final area of pursuit in marriage that is necessary to the condition of your marriage is spiritual pursuit. Spiritual pursuit is one where we are trying to grow closer together as we realize our need for and reliance on God. Marriage can be very challenging and stretch us tremendously. That’s why we need to enlist the help of our Creator.
It is always amazing to me to look at the Bible and realize how much help it gives us for our marriage. It tells us so much of what characteristics we need to possess (1 Corinthians 13:4-8), the basic needs of a husband and wife (Ephesians 5:21-33), and lets us know we aren’t in alone (Matthew 18:20). The Bible is an amazing resource of how to live our life and treat our spouse. Reading it together can help give you some help and guidance. It also teaches us the importance of fellowship and prayer, which is where it can really encourage and strengthen your marriage to attend church together, get involved with Bible studies, and join a small group.
Inviting Christ into your marriage can really stregthen you and give you that divine help when you are struggling. It helps keep you on track and gives you hope when maybe you venture off a bit. The other unique quality of that spiritual pursuit is that it allows you to be vulnerable with one another. Praying together opens yourself up in a special way where your spouse can hear your heart, worries, praises, and thoughts. Praying together is something I would encourage every couple to do along with praying for your spouse each and every day. Men, you are called to be the spiritual leaders of the home, and when you are, it helps to align your marriage in all other areas too. Ladies, allow your husband to lead, pray for his leadership, and respect him. Spur one another on. Spiritual pursuit is one of the most important areas of pursuit I have mentioned. It really can make the difference when you keep it a priority.
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