3. God Cares about Connection
Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, long-suffering; bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do. Colossians 3:12-13
Many of us find it easy to bond with our beloved pets, our children, and our best friends. But when it comes to bonding in marriage, we tend to either neglect it or ignore it. By the end of the day, we feel all “bonded” out and end up giving our spouses the left-overs of our affections.
However, a big part of romance is being connected. Without connection, romance becomes more of a duty than a pleasure. If your marriage has fallen into routine complacency, try these everyday tips to cultivate more connection in your marriage:
- Hold hands while watching T.V.
- Cuddle on the couch without any expectation of sex.
- Eat meals together without any distractions.
- Take walks together.
- Dance in the living room.
- Pray together.
Author Greg Smalley talks about the importance of Spiritual connection in marriage as well. He says, “One study found that couples who shared the same faith, and who regularly attended church services together, reported a higher level of marital satisfaction. And when couples shared religious practices at home, their level of marital satisfaction was even higher.”
It is important for married couples to connect, not only physically and emotionally, but spiritually as well.
And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. Colossians 3:14
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