Our Moments Together for Couples giveaway has drawn to a close and I am left with one thought: Deo Gratias! Not because it is over, but because I find my heart and our marriage enriched and inspired by those who entered. In response to the question, "How do you cultivate spiritual intimacy with your fiance/spouse?" many beautiful examples were shared. I encourage you to read through all of the comments.
"We share spiritual intimacy in our marriage through devotions every morning and then we pray together. Praying together is such a huge thing for me....it has brought us sooo much closer..and although it was awkward at first....now it totally feels right!" - KatyAnd here's my favorite:
"We keep ourselves close by talking... especially when we're driving in the car and the kids fall asleep, then we can really get a good conversation going about our deep-seated beliefs." - piseco
"This may sound odd, but we've had some rather major challenges (financial, etc) in our life recently and they have really pulled us closer together and toward God." - sweetpeas
"We put each other first, and we try to get away at least once or twice a year to just regroup." - shannon
"We sit in bed and pray Morning and Evening prayer from the Liturgy of the Hours. We make a special point of adding all of our intercessions after the 'scripted' ones.Thank you to everyone who commented on the giveaway post and shared the things they do to stay close to God with their spouses. I wish I had more copies of Moments Together to share! I've been pondering these examples all week and David and I have had a couple conversations about our prayer life. I am happy to report that we are praying together more spontaneously again, and I am sooooo grateful.
We have made an agreement that anytime one of us notices a strain in our relationship (e.g. the silent treatment, etc.) we will ask the other to pray together - immediately. We have committed to always respond 'yes' to this request and it really helps." - Bob (married 35 years - wow!)
If anyone else would like to share their tips for spiritual intimacy in the comments here, please do! We could all use the encouragement and inspiration.