So if you both have or desire to have a solid relationship with God, how do you keep Him at the center of your relationship? Below are some of the ways you both can grow together in Christ.
You should not be in a sinful relationship
There is nothing that separates people from God as much as sin. Why? Because sin gives the devil a foothold to intimidate you and guilt trip you into feeling like you are not good enough or holy enough for God. This is just one way to look at it. So if you are in a relationship where you are both clearly going against God's word i.e. sex before marriage, you might find it difficult getting closer to God. Also for you to want more of God, you both need to be ready and willing to live for Him.
Sharing the Word together
You should both share the word together. Reading the word together helps you both grow in your understanding of God and also gives you direction in your relationship. You both grow as a couple, as you learn more on love, forgiveness and relationships, God's way. You can devote time for bible study & devotion or even share the word daily.
Prayer is key! You should both pray together. There is so much to pray about! You can pray about your purpose as a couple, for direction, for people, for purity and the list goes on. It is also important to pray when you are both making key decisions or going through trying times. Prayer is pretty much a good way to communicate with God and invite Him in your relationship. For where two or three are gathered in My name, I am there among them (Matthew 18:20).
Encouraging each other in prayer and with word
Sometimes temptation or trials come and it is easy to want to give in or give up. This is where having a partner who has a relationship with Christ is an advantage. As the stronger person in that situation, you should encourage your partner. This is why two is better than one, if either of them falls down, one can help the other up (Ecclesiastes 4:9-12). Even when things are going on fine, you should constantly remind each other who you both are in Christ. So encourage each other and build each other up, just as you are already doing (1 Thessalonians 5:11).
Being each other's accountability partner
It is important to be with someone who can hold you accountable, God’s way. God’s way is correcting in love and not in judgement. You both should be friends and comfortable enough to correct each other when one is doing wrong or going against God’s word. As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend (Proverbs 27:17).
This post is not just for couples but also friends or pretty much any relationship where you want God to be the center. The list is also endless so please share other ways you believe can help you grow in Christ.
And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near (Hebrews 10:25).