Faith plays a huge role in how couples interact with each other, especially in a Christian relationship. It won’t be as different as other relationships out there but there are unspoken rules once you engaged in a relationship as a practicing Christian. Here are some tips on how to improve your intimate connection in a Christian relationship.
These two virtues go hand in hand. Always be honest to your partner and trust that they are also doing the same thing. Tell them everything, even the littlest things. Be your most authentic self around them and never hide who you are. Say what you really think and express what you really feel. Be true to your words, “For the word of the LORD is right and true; he is faithful in all he does.” – Psalm 33:4
Date with the intention of getting married
There is a quote that I stumbled upon. It goes, “Dating without the intent of getting married is like going to the grocery store with no money. You either leave unsatisfied or you take something that isn’t yours.” That goes without saying that being in a Christian relationship, commitment is everything. And that the idea is to date long enough to be in unison with the blessings of the Lord.
“And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.” – Colossians 3:14
Spend time apart from each other
Each person still has their own separate identity outside of the relationship. Because of that, spending time away from each other strengthens you and your partner’s individuality and gives time to discover more things about yourselves and each other. Introspection is a great way to have time in strengthening your bond with God, to know yourself better, and increases your chances of opening up to your partner more. This can also be a great way to spend time with your family or plan a trip with your friends. That way, you can also strengthen your bond with other people in your life.
Always boost each other up
No one is perfect but God made us with a purpose. You and your partner will always have flaws but make sure that you see them as a part of who you are. Flaws are what make us unique. See your partner’s imperfections as the things that make them perfect, as an individual and as a lover. Boost your relationship by telling them what you like about them and though they have flaws, there’s no one you’re rather in a relationship with.
Put God in the center of your relationship
Being in a Christian relationship meant having a connection with someone who loves God as much as you. As the bible mentioned, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength” (Mark 12:30). As a Christian that is in a relationship, you have your responsibilities to restore your credibility and serve the Lord. You can practice and do devotions together, attend mass and pray together, and in everything you do, keep in mind that the Lord is the ultimate reason why you are together. If you put God in the center of your relationship, everything will fall into its perfect place. Trust Him and you’ll see the beauty of having Him in life.
A Prayer for a lasting Christian relationship
Dear God, I thank you for giving me the relationship that I deserved. I will never forget that my ultimate relationship is with You and that Your love for me is eternal. Give me your blessings to love the person I am with and to be with them for a long as You allow. Let me be an instrument to teach them how to love you and have more faith in You and Your words. Above all, please let my relationship be a testimony of your greatness, your goodness, your love, and your mercy. I pray this in the name of your son, our savior, Jesus Christ. Amen.