Separate Together

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Social Distancing Does Not Apply Inside Your Home

We have had several people ask us about how social distancing applies in marriage. Our answer is–it doesn’t! We share everything as husband and wife–let nothing put asunder.

However, there is one exception; We don’t share our personal relationship with God. That is where we each stand alone. Of course we share what God is showing us, how He is encouraging us, and what we are learning in our study of the Bible. But there must be time for us to separate and seek Him alone.

“I pray because the need flows out of me all the time, waking and sleeping. It doesn’t change God, it changes me.”

C.S. Lewis

There is an intimacy I share with Christ that I share with no one else. And the same goes for Tom. This is where we are separated, but together. My relationship with Jesus enhances my marriage more than anything else.

In this season of being home all the time together, let’s not neglect separating regularly to seek Him. Then when we come back together we can offer our best selves to each other.

What are you doing differently now in seeking the Lord that you weren’t doing before the pandemic hit? We’d love to hear your story.

About Debi Walter

Face it, marriage is hard work. But when cultivated daily the fruit produced will satisfy for a lifetime. We're here to help with ideas and encouragement along the way. Having been married 40 years and counting, we share what we've learned with practical tips, Biblical Truths, Date night ideas to help you plow your own vineyard for God's glory.
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1 Response to Separate Together

  1. It seems that this pandemic’s caused
    a kind of new revival;
    people see that life is paused,
    and focus on survival.
    As sign, it is encouraging,
    but we must not forget
    that revival’s not faith-foraging,
    nor is it Pascal’s bet.
    It’s wrong to put your trust in God
    as something like insurance;
    the holy roadm ust be trod
    with devotion and endurance,
    and the knowing that it all begins
    with the ransom paid for our sins.

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