What’s a Woman to Do?
“We used to pray together, read the Bible together, and serve in the church together. Now Jim doesn’t want to do any of it! He barely makes it to church anymore,” Julie said.
In the busyness of life, we can let spiritual intimacy together slip or fall by the wayside. Sometimes, we simply need to reignite our commitment to prayer, fellowship, and growing together spiritually.
Like Julie and Jim, if you’ve simply stopped praying together, start again with a prayer before meals. Then you might be able to pray together at other times and for other things—like for safety on a trip, for God’s will, or for His plan for your marriage.
If your spouse is lacking interest in church, be willing to make some changes. Find a church he will enjoy and commit to attend together regularly.
If your mate is willing, find a Bible study or small group with other couples with whom you can do life together. Maybe a simple dinner group would be a good start.
And even if your mate is in a spiritual dry season, personally maintain your covenant commitment to God and to each other. Choose, daily, to maintain and develop your walk with God through faithfully growing in His ways. It’s not always easy, but who expects that everything should be easy?
As you grow and mature spiritually, your needs may continue to change, both personally and as a couple. Work together to continually adjust to those changes.
Susan is author of The ReMarriage Adventure: Preparing for a Lifetime of Love & Happiness and Countdown for Couples: Preparing for the Adventure of Marriage with her husband, Dale.
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