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Share Your Personal Spiritual Growth

By Dr. David Clarke, Ph.D
When spouses share their indivdual spiritual lives, they form a strong and intimate spiritual bond.
The Big Idea
   Sharing-on a regular basis-what is happening in your personal relationship with God will create a strong spiritual bond.
 
The Teaching
   Sandy and I spiritually bond when we come together on a regular basis and share the personal growth we are
experiencing.  We do this during our 3-4 per week couple talk times.  I tell Sandy the insights I've gained from my Bible
reading, how God is working in my life, and what I believe  God wants me to learn in the next several months.  Sandy
then tells me what's going on in her spiritual life. 
   Rather than being threatened by Sandy's strong spiritual life, I'm now genuinely interested in what's happening between
Jesus and her.  And when I get a spiritual insight, or I see God moving in my life, Sandy is the first person I tell.  We are
sharing Christ these days, and he is blessing our marriage in too many ways to count.
   When you are struggling spiritually, talk about it with your spouse.  It's hard to discuss your spiritual dry times, but it
is a gold mine of intimacy.  Not only will this kind of vulnerability bring you closer, it will also re-energize your faith. 
 
The Action Plan
   1. Tell your spouse what would stop you from talking about your personal relationship with God.  Have you ever shared
about your spiritual life with anyone?  If so, what was the experience like?
   2. Right now, tell your spouse one positive thing about your spiritual life.  Also, mention one area of your spiritual life
you'd like to improve.
   3. Agree to tell your spouse at the end of each week how you did spiritually.  Take just five minutes to do this.  In this
meeting, allow your spouse to ask you one question about your relationship with God. 

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