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Why it’s important to pray with your spouse – Marriage Tips & Advice Pt.3
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Praying with your spouse is essentially one of the most important things you can do in your marriage, in order for it to thrive & survive.
Marriage can be hard.
It’s no secret that marriage comes with many obstacles and challenges. However, you can’t predict every single day of what the future holds. Sometimes situations occur in life that we cannot control. In other words, life can get stressful. There’s no problem in admitting that there is no perfect marriage. It’s more than okay to say aloud, “Man, marriage is HARD!” Because we’ve all felt it before. At some point or another, we’ve all wanted to yell it out at the top of our lungs!
Perfection is not real.
We’re not perfect.
We DON’T have the perfect partners.
WE aren’t a perfect partner.
We all come with flaws and imperfections. Oh, beautiful imperfections!
It’s what makes YOU, YOU. It’s what makes ME, ME.
It’s okay to admit ALL OF THIS. I always feel better once accepting this into my daily life.
We all can’t be the best spouse 24/7. I wish I could be, I really do! What I can’t handle I put into the arms of my Lord. Therefore I rest when I place my burdens and worries onto Him.
Romans 12:12 : “Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.”
Prayer can benefit your marriage.
Praying with your spouse helps you create an intimate bond with one another. For me personally, I don’t pray with someone unless I really trust them. Being self- conscious for the most part, I tend to keep to myself unless you’re a close friend. Trust is a huge part of praying with your spouse. However, once you establish that trust it’s easier to open up infront of them about what’s in your heart that you want to pray about to God.
Proverbs 30:18-19: “There are three things that amaze me—no, four things that I don’t understand: how an eagle glides through the sky, how a snake slithers on a rock, how a ship navigates the ocean, how a man loves a woman.”
Marriage can be tricky if you let it, but you can always choose to simplify it. Being married to someone and making those vows of commitment and forever takes a lot of work. But it’s possible. I love my husband but we have our tough days, just like any other couple. We can argue over the most simple little things, and if we let them those little things grow and they can turn into big things. My husband and I always give each other the benefit of doubt. We didn’t always at first.
In the beginning of our marriage I was always quick to begin arguing with him. That won’t work years later. Finally, if you want peace with your spouse, trying to get along should always be key. My husband was very patient with me. As a result he stuck by me despite how hard it was for me to communicate in our marriage.
Ephesians 5:25: “For husbands, this means love your wives, just as Christ loved the church. He gave up his life for her.”
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Prayer routine is beneficial for your marriage.
My husband and I don’t just pray with each other we also pray with our kids. We have taught them a prayer and they usually repeat it about 2-3 times daily. Actually we always pray in the morning, dinner, and at bedtime.
Colossians 3:14: “And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.”
Love is what ties us together. I believe in love wholeheartedly. It’s one of the biggest gifts God gave us. In addition I also believe in prayer. Whenever I have had rough patches in my life, I didn’t always have my husband to turn to. Fortunately, I have always prayed and that alone helped me more than anything. When I pray I don’t feel so alone, I feel protected and listened to.
I hope this post encourages you to pray with your spouse sometimes, if not daily! Praying together can really bring you closer. With my husband and I, prayer helps keep us in sync.
1 Peter 3:7: “In the same way, you husbands must give honor to your wives. Treat your wife with understanding as you live together. She may be weaker than you are, but she is your equal partner in God’s gift of new life. Treat her as you should so your prayers will not be hindered.”
Till next time,