One of our favorite resources for Christian marriages is the first edition of the book, Love That Lasts, by Gary and Betsy Ricucci. (It is no longer available, but their new edition is). In it they make this point:
“A magnificent marriage begins not with knowing one another but with knowing God. In Him we have the foundation and resources necessary to love one another. His Word, His ways, and His will must be paramount in our lives. Unless we are growing in the knowledge of God, we’ll lack the motivation and wisdom to build an effective marriage.
Knowing God gives us the creativity to be romantic; it gives us the grace to lead and follow. Faith toward God sustains, instructs, and motivates us. It’s because we are seeking first the Lord and His kingdom that all things — including the tools for a magnificent marriage — shall be added to us.”
How well are you pursuing growth in God? Are you practicing daily devotions? Do you take notes during the Sunday message and purpose to talk it over with your spouse sometime during the week? These are simple ways to grow in our relationship with God. Make this post the topic of your next date night and devise a plan to grow closer to God this year.