I don’t know about you, but I crave time with my husband. I have a desire to know him deeper and feel more connected to him—but what I’ve noticed is that married life doesn’t exactly roll out the red carpet for those things. In fact, quite often it’s a cream-colored carpet with muddy little footprints all across it.
Long story short, if you want that deeper connection with your spouse, you have to be intentional about it. We have found that a weekly devotion is a great way to find all that you’re desiring for a more connected marriage.
Shameless plug ahead—This is why we wrote a weekly couple’s devotional, entitled the Newlywed Couple’s Devotional. It’s a devotional with the newlyweds and all the newlywed wanna-be’s in mind. We wrote it specifically for YOUR marriage, to help fulfill your desire to be deeply connected and to have a God-centered thriving marriage. With all that being said, we want to share with you 5 ways we truly believe a weekly devotional can change your marriage.
Let’s get started!
A weekly devotion together allows good face to face time. This may not seem like much but there’s a lot of research behind eye contact and face to face time. You listen more intently, and you connect on an emotional and brain level. Good eye contact creates safety and makes your spouse an insider in your life. This type of contact tells your brain that your spouse is a safe person that you can let in and begin to drop any walls that you may have up.
Weekly devotionals also create an opportunity for quality AND quantity time. Spending intentional time together is life giving to a marriage. Why—because we all know we make time for what is important. When you pick a day and time regularly to get together, you’re telling your spouse, “You are important to me.”
In addition to having devotional time, it’s important to use one that has questions included. In our devotional we were very specific with choosing questions that would inspire real connection. By asking one another intentional questions, you each have the opportunity to get to know who your spouse really is, and learn new things.
This weekly time together will also provide opportunity to gain new insights, not only about one another, but also about yourself. Personal growth will always take your marriage to the next level. A better you equals a better spouse. That’s a win/win for both of you.
Lastly, by taking the time to do a couple’s devotional, you are also setting aside time to place God in the center of your marriage. The more God has His rightful place in your marriage, the more purposeful and fulfilling it will be. You can be assured that God has way more planned for the two of you than you could ever possibly imagine on your own.
Are you ready to give a weekly devotional a try? We’d love it if you started with our Newlywed Couple’s Devotional. It’s packed with scripture, stories of other couples, practical tips, connecting questions, and a closing prayer. Invest in your marriage today!