There are many things that can bring husbands and wives together, but growing as a couple spiritually is one of the most important. It can also be one of the most difficult as the demands of jobs and family eat up a lot of precious time. Spouses may struggle to know how they can study the scriptures (and other gospel materials) together. Here are a few ideas about how you can find joy and connection through the Lord’s words as a couple.
Set aside time. We live in a busy world and there are a lot of demands for our time. If we don’t prioritize the things that matter to us, there’s a good chance they won’t happen. Pick a consistent time to read your scriptures as a couple. It could be once a week or once a day, but do your best to build the habit, no matter what else is going on.
You don’t have to study for long either. Read a few verses together and discuss how they might apply to your family.
Text verses to each other. Technology can be a good way to connect with others on a deeper level if used appropriately. If you’re studying on your own and come across something interesting while your spouse is somewhere else, text them the verse or quote you like. Not only is it a great way to keep in touch as you go throughout your busy day, but it invites you to study personally as well.
Ask your spouse to study on your behalf. Spouses are each other’s help-meets. There is something sacred knowing that the person you love is going to the Lord on your behalf. Ask each other questions about the gospel and study with your spouse in mind. You can do this individually or together. Discuss what you find.
Go to the scriptures to resolve problems. Gospel resources are there to help strengthen your marriage and family. Utilize them as sources of inspiration and support as you face the problems in your life and relationships. Consider using the scriptures as you counsel together as a family, make goals, and resolve conflict.
Studying the gospel as a couple can help make your relationship sweet! What are some things that have helped you and your partner study?
Aleah is a graduate of Southern Virginia University, where she studied English, Creative Writing, and Dance. She now works full time as a marketing and product manager, writer, and editor. Aleah served a mission in California and loves baking, Lang Leav poetry, Gaynor Minden pointe shoes, and Bollywood movies.