7 Ways to Connect Spiritually to Your Spouse
Today spirituality which is expected to be the hall mark of every individual and marriage is one that has been relegated to the back. Some couples do not even have a spiritual life more or less connecting with each other. What are some of the ways you can connect with your spouse.
1. Pray together
When a couple prays together, they are inviting God to their marriage. He will not only help the couple in times of trouble, but will warn you when your marriage is in danger. Pray together every morning and evening, taking turns as you pray. Pray for your spouse, and let him hear you pray to God in your behalf. This will entwine their hearts in unity and love for each other.
Prayer has been a powerful element in strengthening my own marriage. “When I hear my husband pour out his heart to God in my favor, I can truly feel his love for me and his faith in our Heavenly Father. When I pray for my husband, it is my greatest desire to ask God to bless you with the richest blessings of heaven”, so says a couple who has been married for sveral years. Prayer is a powerful thing, especially when you do it together.
2. Read together
There are so many good things a couple can read together and debate. A book does not have to be religious to bring a level of spirituality to the discussion. There are the compositions of Emerson and Thoreau, the poetry of Whitman and Longfellow, books by men like CS Lewis and Vitor Hugo, and women like Emily Dickinson and Louisa May Alcott. There are spiritual books like the Tao Te Ching and religious texts such as the Bible or the Bhagavad Gita. When a couple reads together, they are not just opening their minds, they are opening their hearts.
3. Spend some time in nature while concentrating on each other
Go out to walk together and hold hands. Talk about the world around you, the beauty you see in the world and the beauty you see in each other. Instead of focusing on your woman’s physical appearance, focus on the things that really make her beautiful from the inside out. So tell her this as you go hand in hand. Strive to always see the positive in each other, and in life, recognizing that most of the beautiful moments of life are not seen with the eyes, but felt with the heart.
4. Share the Big Questions of Life
Ask and respond to each other the most intriguing things in life. Why are we here? Where we came from? Where are we going? Is there life after death? Does God really respond to prayers? As you search together for answers to these questions, you will not only grow spiritually as a couple but will have a greater understanding of your place in the universe.
5. Go to church together
Attending weekly church meetings not only allows the couple to connect spiritually, but helps you build a solid foundation for your marriage built on common faith and belief. It also allows the couple to learn and grow together in their faith and spirituality, and will strengthen husband and wife, both individually and as a couple.
6. Create a family together
Whether blessed with their own children or adopted, from the time that husband and wife unite to become providers for a child, this couple has reached a new level of spirituality in their marriage. They become central to the universe of the child. For a moment, the couple understands the remarkable and reverent nature of this great responsibility. If you take your role seriously, great power and wisdom will be poured out on you spiritually as you work together to raise the children of God.
7. Take a leap of faith together
As the couple treads uncertain paths together, with nothing but their faith in God and trust in one another, they learn to walk by faith and may discover that anything is possible. Your faith and spirituality may increase. If they stay focused on faith, they learn to keep each other firm, to support each other, and to trust in God for their wants and needs. There is no greater way to connect spiritually with your spouse than to unite your faith with him and make a miracle in your life to improve your marriage and your family.
When you connect with your spouce, then you are sure to get build up in the faith more fully.