Spiritual Intimacy and Marriage

One of the things that I believe is important to a marriage is the ability to pray together. Especially if two spiritual people are joined together, his should be an important part of that connection. There are three things that I find happen when couples pray together.

1. You will become closer with your partner and your spiritual intimacy will increase

Because the two of you are connecting together with the divine presence of God, as you are drawn closer to God you are naturally drawn closer to each other. In many ways, this is the most powerful connection two people can have, even beyond sexual intimacy. We are talking about spiritual intimacy. It’s the ability to make the connection between you, your spouse, and God.

2. Praying together encourages forgiveness and repentance in a peaceful environment.

On this point, I speak from personal experience. When we have that spiritual intimacy between ourselves, our lovers, and God then it often promotes an opportunity to look at ourselves.

Am I REALLY doing all that I can to promote peacefulness in my house? Am I TRULY honoring my spouse and caring for his or her needs? What areas of selfishness do I need to consider and work on to draw us closer? Is there something I need to apologize to him or her for that I have done? Do I need his or her help in an area of weakness or struggle? These are some of the things that have come to me as I tried to build spiritual intimacy between my spouse, God, and myself. God has a way of challenging us to look introspectively at ourselves. God also challenges us to look at our marriage introspectively and see what we can do to improve our relationships.

3. Spiritual intimacy brings security.

There is nothing like understanding that you or in this case we, are not in a situation alone Whether its financial problems, a difficulty raising children, health challenges, infertility, or another problem that may come in a marriage, there is a sense of peace that comes from knowing that the divine presence of God is walking with you during that time.

When there is a raise in salary, an excellent job review or promotion, a purchase of a new home, a milestone for your children, there is nothing like celebrating the blessings that God brings. Spiritual intimacy between you, your spouse, and God, helps you know that you are not alone. It shows you that God is with you through the good times and the challenging ones.

A Marriage Therapist’s Closing Thoughts on Spiritual Intimacy

So my encouragement in closing is to build that spiritual intimacy in your marriage through praying together. It doesn’t have to be long in prayer but it has to be an honest prayer that will draw the three of you closer together. A threefold cord is not easily broken.

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If your marriage is going through a rough time, prayer can help, and so can marriage counseling. My Decatur counseling clinic has therapists that care and want to help. When you’re ready to begin marriage counseling, follow these simple steps:
  1. Fill out an appointment request.
  2. Get to know me, William, as your new marriage counselor.
  3. Start reconnecting with your spouse.

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