Daily Bible Reading - Relationship Goals

Couples Bible Devotional | The Kardia Blog
Last month my relationship goal was to spend more intentional time together as a couple. I'm proud to say that after settling into a more stable routine, we've had the chance to spend some good quality time with each other :) This month my goal is to focus more on spending intentional worship time together. Last week I shared 100 Ways to Love Your Wife (and 100 Ways to Love Your Husband) and the first thing that I highlighted on the list was "Start and/or end each day by holding hands and praying together with your wife." Granted, I'm not married, but I still love having time as a couple to be with God.

So, my relationship goal for this month is:

Setting aside time to have daily Bible reading/worship together

The closer you grow to God, the closer you'll grow to each other. Just because you may be busy doesn’t mean you can let your relationship with God take a seat on the back burner. Here are a few suggestions you can use to start or improve your daily worship time:

Make time for worship every day

Everyone is busy. But if a relationship with God is important to you and your relationship, make time for it. Whether it's in the morning or evening, get into the habit of sitting down without any distractions, just to worship. We have our worship every night before I go back to the dorm to sleep. I find that spending that time together to free our minds really helps us to become less stressed.

Use a couples devotional

I'm a big fan of The 5 Love Languages. So the other day when I found out that there is a devotional book based off of it, I got really excited. The One Year Love Language Minute Devotional is a quick daily guide on how to express love to your loved one. The book covers different topics such as expressing feelings, effective apologies, dealing with fear, embracing emotions, and tons more! There's one for every day of the year! Not to mention that it's also less than $13 on Amazon ;)

Do a Bible study on a topic you're both interested in

Talk together and decide on a few topics you both would be interested in doing a study on. Grab a Bible study plan and/or commentary and spend each day going through and reading about the topic. Discuss how you can apply it in your relationship.

Start a family Bible

Caleb and I want to get a Bible with big enough margins so that we can make notations and turn it into a family Bible. I think it's a great idea especially if you want something your kids can use as they grow up and use it too.

Pray together

Taking the time to pray together will help strengthen the bond not only between you and your significant other, but it will keep you connected with God as well. Take turns praying and giving thanks for all that He's done for you.

 Marriage & Relationship Goals
What are some of your relationship goals for November?

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