Believe it or not, we are all spiritual beings. Fulfillment from believing in God fills a void on our being that cannot be filled by anything else. Sharing spiritual beliefs and affiliations will build spiritual intimacy. You may not agree in every single detail of your spouses beliefs, but sharing can help in finding middle ground on what you both deem important. Understanding here is key not necessarily agreement. I believe that having a strong spiritual foundation for our marriage is the bedrock to achieving intimacy in other areas.
We have learnt that when we share spiritual experiences we feel closer to each other. We are fortunate to be of the same faith and have the same Christianity beliefs. We often discuss our thoughts on spiritual realities, bible expositions and sermons. We have learnt to enjoy digging deep into the Bible and applying biblical truths in our lives. We have learnt that even when we don’t “feel” God or when we are low, or going through stuff, God is still faithful to complete the good work he began in us. We have learnt that even when we are faith-less, God is always faithful!
Intimacy flourishes as we share our spiritual journey.
Practicing spiritual intimacy:
- Pray together
- Read the Bible together and discuss your views
- Respect each others beliefs
- Read a spiritual book together and share
- Go to church together and share thoughts on the sermon
- Set foundation core beliefs for your family
One of my favorite verses: Romans 8:38-39 “For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”