Spiritual Intimacy

By Focus on the Family
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Do you connect with your spouse through your faith?

Spiritual intimacy in marriage is about more than just spending time in God’s Word. It’s about learning how to connect with your spouse through your faith.

Often times, couples say that they “can’t connect with their spouse” because they’re not in the same place spiritually. But, there are small things you can do as a couple to become more like-minded in your spiritual walk.

You can start building intimacy in your spiritual life by praying daily for your spouse and your relationship as a couple. Without spending hours in prayer, you can set aside 10 minutes a day, whether morning or night, to go before God with prayers for your marriage.

If you and your spouse aren’t connecting around church, don’t set high expectations for your spouse to attend church with you every Sunday. Instead, see if he or she would be willing to attend once a month. Don’t set the bar so high that you’re doomed to failure. Remember: Small steps along the way make a big difference down the road.

But, what if your spouse won’t attend church at all? Dig deep into God’s Word, stay faithful in attending church and commit every part of your relationship with your spouse to prayer. In Matthew 19:26, Jesus states that “… with God all things are possible.” If you stay fervent in your commitment to the Lord, He’ll honor your faithfulness.

The saying “Fail to plan, plan to fail” is so true when couples desire to experience spiritual growth together. The following articles offer additional great ideas on how set up a plan for spiritual intimacy within your marriage.


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