There is a joy that is meant for those who commit themselves to the covenant of marriage. That joy is found in the intimacy of a man knowing his wife and a woman knowing her husband.
Amy and I are passionate about our marriage. We're committed to each other and the vows we made before our family and friends, and before God. That commitment has led us to really work on our marriage. And we do work on it. From how we communicate to how we raise our children; from our person spiritual growth to our growth as a couple. Conferences and seminars, books and small group resources; all to help us as a married couple.
I think it's safe to say, we have a pretty good marriage. No, we're not perfect, we just try really hard to make it work.
Not too long ago, Amy and I wanted to try something that would help us grow a little closer. Closer to each other and closer to God. We wanted to do something deeper, something more intimate. So we decided to take a trip, an 8 day journey into God's word, drawing us closer to Him as He draws us closer to each other.
We committed to take 8 days; 8 straight days of reading God's word, prayer, and physical intimacy. Over the course of those 8 days, we read from two portions of scripture; one that reminded us of God and who He is, and the second from the Song of Solomon. That was followed by some discussion, prayer, and some one-on-one time. Our goal was to share time with God and with one another.
It was a little bit of a challenge, sticking to the readings after a long day of work and wrangling kids. But by the end of the 8 days, we realized how important intimacy is both spiritually and physically.
We decided to share the 8 Day's of Intimacy to encourage other couples to take the time to get into God's word together. We know that it's sometimes hard to manage kids, careers, and a healthy marriage. On top of that, it's not always easy to read God's word and spend time in prayer together. The 8 Day's to Intimacy, helped us to make that time, and we grew because of it.
The challenge is simple. Over the next 8 days, we ask you and your spouse to commit to doing the following; set aside time each night (after the kids are in bed) to read 2 portions of scripture from the Bible, talk about what you read, pray together, and then be together. It's not hard, but it does take you and your spouse agreeing to do this together.
Over the next 8 days, we will post all the details, instructions, and helps as daily blog entries. The scripture readings, discussion questions, and a written prayer to help you get your prayer time started; all provided for you. We'll also share a few suggestions for your one-on-one time. But to actually follow through with the challenge is up to you.
So, here we go, a challenge for husbands and wives to take a couple of days to strengthen, deepen, and enrich your marriage.
Are you in?
Come on, it's totally worth it!
We'll see you, on Day One!
- jay & amy
Hi we're Jay & Amy, and we've been married for 19 years and are super blessed to be busy raising our 5 kids; 4 boys and 1 girl! We juggle the adventures of life and ministry and share what we are learning as it relates to marriage, family, raising kids, serving in the church, and chasing after Jesus. Raising a family is hard work, especially in today's culture. But our hope is to encourage you and your family, as we live for the glory of God.
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