When you and your spouse attend Christian-based marriage counseling for any reason, you'll get help from someone with the same faith as you. Your counselor will often remind you that growing closer together as a Christian couple can help you and your spouse to overcome whatever issues are affecting your relationship. In many cases, a Christian marriage counselor will recommend that you and your spouse read the Bible together. You might initially wonder about this idea, especially if you haven't previously done so. However, you should follow the expert's advice, and you'll soon be enjoying these benefits.
Deepening Your Mutual Faith
For a Christian couple, it can be hugely beneficial to engage in activities that deepen your faith. The deeper your faith gets, the more connected to your partner you may feel — and this feeling can help you to overcome a wide range of obstacles that have been affecting your relationship. For example, instead of allowing an issue to worsen to the point that one of you is thinking about divorce, you'll rely on your faith to keep you together. You'll commonly find that setting aside some time each day to read the Bible makes you stronger as Christians and as a couple.
Enjoying Quality Time
In today's busy world, it can be difficult for some spouses to spend much time together. You may find that between your work schedules, caring for your children, and getting through your never-ending to-do list, you rarely have quality time with your spouse. Fortunately, reading the Bible together can definitely provide this quality time that can help any relationship to thrive. You'll often find that you prioritize this time together, which can be beneficial, and that you look forward to it daily. This exercise is far more beneficial than the time that you and your spouse may spend together currently — which, for a lot of married couples, is watching TV before bed.
Understanding Conflict Resolution
Reading the Bible can give you answers to a lot of questions that you may have and solutions to the problems that plague your daily life with your spouse. Because this book is full of wisdom, you may find that reading and discussing different passages can make you and your spouse feel more confident about how to get through different struggles that you're experiencing. If you have questions about certain passages, you can raise them in your next Christian marriage counseling session for clarity.