by Kyler & Britt Nixon

5 Ways to Grow in Spiritual Intimacy

During engagement, we often think about (and talk about) sexual intimacy in marriage. While sexual intimacy is important, spiritual intimacy will serve as a stronger foundation for your marriage.

Spiritual intimacy is simply growing in your relationship with Jesus. In marriage, spiritual intimacy is growing in your relationship with Jesus together.

Here are 5 ways to grow in spiritual intimacy:

1. Bible Study

God reveals Himself to us through His Word. As we read and study our Bible together, we grow in intimacy with each other and with God.

2. Joining Biblical Community

Whether it’s spending time with Christian friends, joining a small group, or attending church events, being a part of a Biblical community will help

3. Attending Church

God calls us to gather together in communion with other believers. 2000 years later, that means attending church. Make the decision to attend church every week (yep, even when you don’t feel like it) and watch your spiritual intimacy grow.

4. Serving Together

Serving together (whether in church or through a local non-profit) is a great way to build spiritual intimacy. Matthew 20:28 tells us that Christ came to serve… what better way to draw near to Him than to model His service?

5. Praying Together

Praying together can be a bit… weird. Praying out loud makes you vulnerable. If you’ve never prayed together, start by choosing who will pray first, ask each other if there’s something specific they need, and take turns praying.

God gives us the gift of intimacy with Him, and when we draw near to Him, we strengthen our marriage.

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