Spiritual Bonds in Marriage
When two people wed, they become,
in the eyes of God, one
flesh. Even though spiritual bonds may not have been established
before marriage, there are still opportunities for couples to
explore what it means to have their souls be in union with each
other and God. This exploration can be developed by sitting together
for a few minutes each day to do a short spiritual practice.
might read a Bible verse or some other piece of spiritual writing
together, then sit quietly and bring your awareness to
the presence of God surrounding the two of you. Sit still in
that presence and let a word or phrase from the Bible move
very gently through your mind. After a few minutes of this
notice the calmness in your spirit and ask God to help you
stay in that divine presence when you return to your regular
End your practice time by saying the Lord’s Prayer together,
or some other prayer that feels good to you both.
Try: Try the above exercise for the next week and share with
your spouse how you are changing as a result.
for Reflection: “Two are better than one, because
they have a good reward for their toil.” Ecclesiastes 4:9
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