Anthony and I have been together for nearly 2 years now, we started our relationship when I was really strong in my faith and he still had a little bit to go. Anthony grew up Catholic and I went to a Baptist church as a young teenager, together we now attend a Christian church in the area. We love the lord and we both made steps to get him right in the center of our relationship. We still have a lot of learning to do, but let me tell you, once Christ was first in our relationship things changed drastically and for the better. Of all the things that changed I picked my favorite 5 and decided I would share.
We stopped arguing
Like most couples we still bicker over little things, like who’s the better driver and what were going to have for dinner but a lot of our problems went away. We stopped focusing on the little things and spent more time talking about how we felt towards the situations. Now any problems we may have are resolved fairly quickly.
I no longer worried about the future of our relationship
Before Anthony and I had a Christ centered relationship I worried about where our relationship was going. His intentions were made clear shortly after dating but I knew anything could happen. Since we brought God into our relationship I no longer worry about whats going to happen in our future. I now feel that our future is in Gods hands and he will direct us in the direction he wants us to go.
Our communication improved
I feel that this one may be a given, but since we put God at the center our communication has changed so much, and for the better. Better communication has resulted in less arguing and more happiness all around.
Our relationship slowed down and we really got to know each other
Our relationship used to be cluttered and it always seemed like there was something distracting us from one another, friends, work, even family got in the way sometimes. Now that we’ve spent time making the Lord the forefront of our relationship everything else went away. We no longer felt tempted and we spent more time focusing on each other rather than everything and everyone else. Ultimately this allowed us to really get to know each other and to enjoy one another.
We started praying together
I wanted to start with this one but decided to save the best for last. Once God was the center of our relationship we began to pray together! We get nervous on occasion which can make it hard for us to begin praying, but once we do we can’t be stopped. There is nothing more intimate than being able to pray with the man you love. If you’re in a relationship with a supposed man of God and you’ve never prayed together you’re doing something wrong, I highly suggest if you’ve never prayed with your man, or woman, that you start..you’ll be amazed at what happens.
Ecclesiastes 4: 9-12
Two are better than one,
because they have a good return for their labor:
If either of them falls down,
one can help the other up.
But pity anyone who falls
and has no one to help them up.
Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm.
But how can one keep warm alone?
Though one may be overpowered,
two can defend themselves.
A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.