Marriage is a wonderful blessing, but takes work too. To withstand those hard times, it can be beneficial to learn about marriage enrichment through bible study. By knowing key areas of the Bible centered around marriage, along with learning how to pray together on a daily basis, you will strengthen your bond even more and enrich the marriage God has blessed.
Marriage is hard. It is demanding and there are times when it can be overwhelming. Unfortunately, as many of us know, these are some of the reasons why many couples decide to end their marriage instead of seeing it through and enjoying the awesome benefits it provides.
There are so many positives to marriage, it would be impossible to list them all here. For starters, it can be comforting to know you have a partner by your side no matter what. Someone who will have your back at all times. Someone who is proud of your every accomplishment, but is also there to lift you up when you face struggles. Someone to love and to be loved by.
Marriage truly is a blessing from God! To withstand those hard times, however, it can be beneficial to learn about marriage enrichment through bible study. By knowing key areas of the Bible centered around marriage, along with learning how to pray together on a daily basis, you will strengthen your bond even more and enrich the marriage God has blessed. How wonderful!
Pray for your husband
I came across this on DesignByLulu.com a while back and absolutely fell in love with it! Who doesn’t need to be prayed for, but especially, why would we not, as wives, pray for our husbands on a daily basis?! Yes, I knew the main things I would regularly pray to God for my husband for. To help him at his job, to help him be a great Dad, and to give him Grace in times of need. But when I saw this idea, I knew it was going to be a new way of praying for him. I love the specific ideas and I love that based on those specific ideas things pop into my brain to make them even more specific for our lives! And while I knew these things were important, some of them I just never thought to pray to God about. Prayer for my husband has been transformed and I love that you can tweak it based on things that are most important to you. Love!
Marriage enrichment through Bible study
Another thing that we do to enrich our marriage is attend Bible Study on a regular basis. Sometimes it is just me with a group of girlfriends, sometimes it is just him with a group of his guy friends, and sometimes it’s both of us with other couples. But even when we attend Bible study separately, I know that I am strengthening my marriage. Why? Because I feel it. Something during the study will move me or will be something I can clearly relate to and when I get home, I just have to share it! And it gets us talking about things we otherwise would not have thought to discuss. Or we find different verses in the Bible that we remember to use to help us through difficult times or during a difference of opinion, like these great verses out of the Books of James and Mark…
Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger;” – James 1:19
And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive him, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins.” – Mark 11:15
Attend church regularly with your family
Attending church together and with our children on a regular basis is also something we do to make sure our marriage is enriched through God and the Bible. I love talking about the theme of the service afterwards and discussing what we liked and what we had a hard time with. Sometimes it just takes a short conversation with my husband to fully understand something that was a part of the church service that didn’t click the first time around, but after our conversation it has centered me. Or sometimes something in the sermon will strike a chord in one of us and we’ll talk about it afterwards. It brings us closer and gives us a deeper understanding of things that individually we may not have fully understood, but collectively we see the purpose.
One thing that I will be the first to admit I want to do MORE of with my husband is to pray together on a daily basis. It is such an intimate and deeply personal time that we love doing in order to share our blessings and ask for strength from God, but one that all too often we don’t manage to do with busy schedules on a regular basis like we should. We love praying with the kids before meals in order to teach them the importance of thanking God for the blessings before us, but having a daily devotional is also a wonderful idea for just a husband and a wife to take part in. What a great way to include God in your marriage on a daily basis! If you’re looking for specific tips on how to include a Daily Devotional in your lives and make sure it becomes a habit, read this great article over at ManagingYourBlessings.com.
Bible verses to encourage your marriage
Check out these 36 Bible Verses to Encourage Your Marriage from IntentionalToday.com. What wonderful verses to help you in many times of marriage, such as forgiveness, respect, love, and resolving conflict. Applying verses like these to our daily life are great ways that I make sure equip myself with ways to handle the challenging times in marriage, as well as the sweet times. Does it always work? Of course not. I definitely still lose my temper from time to time. But it does help get things in check much faster! 🙂
Marriage and faith resources in the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle
Your faith is an integral part of who you are as a mom, wife, and homemaker and there’s no doubt that the happiest homes center around strong, vibrant marriages. To help you develop your faith right now and make your marriage thrive you can take advantage of some amazing uplifting and helpful resources both for you and your family.
- Use devotionals and quiet time journals created just for moms and homemakers.
- Find resources to help your kids learn to study the Bible and pray on their own.
- Rediscover joy and balance in your own life and stop settling for overwhelmed.
- Plus resources for overcoming anger, reflections through the Christian year, preschooler devotions and more.
- Make your time together more meaningful with the ultimate bucket list of date ideas.
- Try a 30-day challenge to better your marriage.
- Learn the seven crucial qualities we need to improve ourselves and our marriage.
This is only a few of the 93 resources included in the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle! There are also budgeting, DIY, holidays & traditions, in the kitchen, motherhood, organizing, recipes, self-care, and working at home categories. Click here to see the complete list of ebooks, courses, and more you’ll get for only $29.97! The bundle has an incredible value of over $1300!!
While it can be hard to find more time in our already hectic lifestyles, there is nothing as important as growing our marriages in the shadow of the Lord. Even if it’s just a few minutes a day to thank God together for the blessings of your day and to ask him for strength for the challenges, not only will it help your marriage, it will also help your family.
Have you experienced marriage enrichment through Bible study or books centered around the Bible? Comment below and let us hear about your experience! 🙂