As Christians, many of us dream of one day walking down the aisle and entering into matrimony with our beloved. When you envision your USA Christian matrimony in the future, I’m sure you wonder what that covenant relationship looks like. Questions arise like – How can my faith nurture my marriage? What role does the church community play in supporting couples? What spiritual practices can unite me and my spouse? In this blog, I want to offer guidance on Christian marriage in America – what it means, how it works, and how your faith can strengthen your bond as a couple. Getting married is one of the biggest steps you’ll take in life, and having Christ at the center will allow your union to grow deeper and withstand all seasons.
Why does the Church matter?
First of all, getting married in a church is a common choice for Christian couples. You make a sacred promise to God and to your community to be devoted to each other. Many couples find it meaningful to include prayer, scripture reading, and a blessing from their minister in the ceremony. It roots your union in the faith that sustains you.
Building a Christian home
Once married, you become a family unit. The Bible teaches us that husbands should love their wives as Christ loved the church, and wives should respect their husbands. Of course, you have to handle the practical details like where you’ll live, finances, and all that mundane stuff! But living spiritual principles like patience, kindness, trust, and forgiveness will help your relationship flourish.
United in faith
It is also important to maintain your trust as a couple. Praying together, going to church regularly, serving others – these build your “unity.” It is a sacred bond of marriage. Times may be difficult, but dedicating your life to God will help you succeed.
Travel is a lifetime
Marriage is not just about the wedding day. Sharing your spiritual path with another is a lifelong promise. There will be high peaks where your love will seem to overflow. Low valleys may test the limits of your commitment. But the promise made to God keeps you united through it all.
Leaning on faith and community
As a Christian couple, having friends and counselors who will encourage you, pray for you, and even gently guide you if you have strayed from your path is important. And there may be times when you need pastoral counseling to resolve issues. Remember, there is always help and wisdom to be sought from your church family.
Focusing on Spiritual Intimacy
It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by all the practical concerns when planning your first home. But don’t miss out on developing your spiritual connection with your spouse through prayer, reading scriptures, and worshiping together. This is the basis for emotional and physical intimacy to flourish. Keep dating even after the wedding band plays!
If anyone has questions about Christian marriage, don’t hesitate to ask me or other married couples around you. We wish your relationships to be equally fulfilling spiritually and romantically. Continue to seek the wisdom of God – it will carry you throughout your life.