Navigating the Journey of Love: Qualities of a Healthy Christian Marriage

February 29, 2024
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In today’s fast-moving world with changing attitudes and preferences toward relationships, it’s harder for families and couples to hold onto Christian values. Being in a happy, stable, healthy Christian marriage is a testament to commitment, devotion, and the shared pursuit of spiritual growth.  

Here are some insights from Trisha and Thomas, two seasoned relationship experts, offering relationship advice for couples on navigating challenges, fostering intimacy, and cultivating a love that resonates with the teachings of Christ. Let’s look at some qualities that contribute to the success of a Christian marriage:

1. Foundational Faith

At the core of a healthy Christian marriage lies a foundation built on faith and shared spiritual values. Work on building a deep connection with God both as individuals and as a couple. This foundation provides couples with a steadfast anchor, enabling them to weather the storms of life with resilience and unwavering commitment, and knowing that at the end of every darkness, there is light in each other and in God.

2. Effective Communication

Communication is the lifeline of any thriving relationship, and in a Christian marriage, effective communication takes on a sacred significance. You need to be able to have an open and honest dialogue with one another and create a safe space for each other to express your thoughts, feelings, and desires without fear of judgment. Work on practices such as active listening and understanding, and create trust and emotional intimacy together.

3. Intentional Intimacy

Cultivating intimacy within a healthy Christian marriage involves intentional efforts to deepen the connection between spouses. But for this, you need a holistic understanding of intimacy that encompasses the spiritual and emotional dimensions, as well as the physical aspect. By prioritizing quality time, shared spiritual practices like prayer, and gestures of love, going on date nights, and making it a point to stay physically intimate, couples can create a bond that withstands the test of time.

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4. Commitment to Continuous Growth

Important relationship advice for couples on building a thriving, healthy Christian marriage is marked by a commitment to continuous growth – individually and as a couple. Try viewing challenges as opportunities for growth, recognizing that love is a dynamic and evolving process rather than a stagnant one. By embracing a mindset of continuous improvement and mutual support, couples can navigate the inevitable changes of life hand in hand and continue to feel connected and stronger together.

5. Unwavering Devotion to Divine Principles

A healthy Christian marriage is anchored in an unwavering devotion to divine principles. These principles, rooted in the teachings of Christ, help you monitor daily interactions, decision-making, and overall approach to marriage. The firmer your practice of Christian principles is in daily life, the easier it is to bring that to your marriage.

As relationship coaches specializing in healthy Christian marriages who have been married for over 27 years, we are certified in the Couple Communication™ Program. We work with various couples in their relationships and even have a Christian marriage podcast on Spotify. Subscribe to our blog and our video channels and learn what we have to say about creating truly honoring, fulfilling,  loving marriages. Reach out to us for any queries or assistance.

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Trisha & Thomas Walker have been married for 27+ years, live in the San Francisco Bay Area and have three children. They are relationship coaches and founding Directors of LGLP Ministries, Inc. (Love God Love People), a 501c3 organization since 2014. They were both certified as Couple Communication™ Coaches in 2010 and then as ThriveSphere™ Relationship Map Facilitators in 2020. The minisry’s vision is to see healed and whole families that impact their communities with the love of God to bring restoration, unity, and transformation

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