One of the most impactful things we can do for our marriage is to grow spiritually as a couple. The Word of God calls us to be equally yoked with our partner. (2 Corinthians 6:14) Being equally yoked means having the same belief system. But I believe it can go so much deeper than that within our marriages.
We can be iron sharpening iron to our spouses, and as our faith increases, we can encourage and build up our partner’s faith as well. When we marry someone, we become one with them, this means as we grow, they grow too.
Now let’s dive into 5 ways we can grow together spiritually as a couple!
1. Pray Together
Prayer is powerful, and it’s even more powerful when we join together in prayer. Matthew 18:20, “For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them”. Praying as a couple, united as one, is one of the most powerful things you can do!
If your spouse comes to you with a struggle, stop then and there to pray for them whether in person, on the phone, or even through text.
You might think sending a prayer through text isn’t as impactful, but once when my husband was away on a trip I woke up in the middle of the night with a fever and feeling extremely ill. I knew with the time change he’d be awake, so I texted him to let him know I wasn’t feeling well.
He immediately sent back a prayer for me through text. It was so comforting at that moment. I prayed through it several times and knew I was joining with him in that prayer. We can pray together even when we are apart! Learn 3 powerful prayers every spouse should pray here.
2. Read the Word Together
I believe going to the living, breathing Word of God is one of the most powerful ways to grow spiritually. Reading the Word together as a couple is a great way to grow spiritually. You can read the same passage separately and then discuss what God showed you, or you can read the passage together.
God’s Word is powerful and experiencing it together as a couple is a profound way to grow together. Hearing what your spouse perceived from the reading is a great way to have deeper insight into the text.
What the Holy Spirit reveals to one person may be different from another and hearing each person’s insight will increase your understanding of the Word. Talking through what God is showing you in His Word will also help you retain it for the future.
3. Do a Devotional Together
Another great way to grow spiritually as a couple is to do a daily devotional together. If you aren’t used to doing something like this, I encourage you to start small and choose a 3 or maybe 5-day devotional.
Starting with a 30 or 60-day devotional will feel overwhelming, and you may give up before you ever get started. Once you’ve completed a short one and decide if it is a good fit for you and your spouse, move on to a longer one.
There are literally thousands and thousands of devotionals. Devotionals on any topic you could imagine. And there are also devotionals specifically for couples, so just pick a topic and dive in! The YouVersion app is a great place to look.
4. Worship Together
We were made to worship, so worshipping together as a couple is a powerful way to grow spiritually. Although this typically takes place at church, listening to worship music together at home is a great way to set the atmosphere in your home and allow you to continue worshipping the Lord together in various locations.
Playing worship music at home may be a different experience than worshipping together at a church, but it is still a great way to fill your minds and hearts with life-giving lyrics and position your hearts toward the Lord.
5. Listen to Podcast Together
We typically listen to podcasts separately, but if we listen to a podcast we enjoy, we share it with each other, and it usually fosters us into conversations that evening. Talking about what God is showing you is a great way to grow spiritually together.
As you share what you experienced while listening to the podcast, it may spur something on in your spouse. And it’s a great way to continue to nurture what God is teaching you and showing you.
You are much more likely to retain what you’ve learned and walk it out in your life if you recall it to your memory and share it with your spouse.
Grow Spiritually as a Couple
Growing spiritually as a couple is essential to maintaining a healthy relationship. Praying together, reading the Word of God, doing daily devotionals, worshipping, and listening to podcasts are all great ways to grow into the couple God intends for you to be.
As God lays things on your heart, He gives you a deeper understanding of who He is. Share these things with your spouse so that you may both be driven closer to the Lord. Two are better than one, so joining together with your spouse as you grow closer to God is a powerful experience.
What ways have you found to be vital in growing spiritually as a couple?
Read this post of Lauren to learn the 3 Prayers Every Spouse Should Pray
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Lauren Prezzano is a wife, mom, and most recently a blogger. Her passion is to know Jesus intimately and to share Him with others. She writes weekly at laurenprezzano.com and would love for you to join her there.