Devotion. It’s one of the most important aspects of a healthy marriage. But it’s two-fold.
Devotion to God. Tom and I committed our marriage to God—a triple-braided cord is not easily broken. What we promised matters because we said our vows before a HOLY God.
We practice our devotion to God in practical ways; by reading the same Bible reading plan and talking about it; by serving God together in our local church through marriage ministry and attending small group.
Devotion to God matters most, but next is devotion to each other.
Tom matters most to me. My days are marked with thoughts on how to bless and please him. He loves food and I’m not exaggerating. I think there should be 6 Love Languages—the 6th being Food.
Tom loves the planning of food, the smell of food and the enjoyment of food. The good thing is I love to bake and cook. So loving him in this way is enjoyable to me too.
Devotion defined is “love, loyalty, or enthusiasm for a person, activity, or cause.”
2022 is fast approaching. Tom and I have yet to determine what devotional plan we will follow. In 2021 it was The Bible Project 365 devotional on You Version. We thoroughly enjoyed the videos that accompanied the daily readings. And we gleaned much as we talked about what we read.
What does devotion in your marriage look like? This is the foundation of all the intimacies in marriage. Make plans this week to slow down and talk about it. Your marriage success depends on it.
May God richly bless your marriage as you celebrate a Happy New Year with sincere devotion to God and each other.