National Association of Marriage Enhancement

5 Things Going to Church Does for Your Marriage

11140_13167_5Our modern individualistic society often does not put church attendance into our priority list. Many people have believed the misconception that you can live a very blessed Christian life without going to church. Church has become a nice addition to Christian living rather than a staple of a Christian’s week. The Bible says, “Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful; and let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds, not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more as you see the day drawing near” (Hebrews 10: 23-25, NASB). God created the church model as a place for Christians to encourage one another in right living and to help serve one another, practicing the love of Christ even when one does not feel like it. Which leads us to the article, 5 things going to church does for your marriage:

  1. Both husband and wife are able to get on a similar page spiritually, enhancing unity within the couple. They both are listening to the same sermons and receiving the same teaching to apply at home.
  2. Both spouses have the opportunity to better understand the concept of Christian accountability and can see it done in a graceful and safe way, rather than the toxic arguments that our flesh naturally resorts to.
  3. Couples need Christian couples (as well as male friends for men and female friends for women) to fellowship; the church provides a place to get to know others who are like-minded and who will hopefully encourage and support you when times are tough.
  4. The church is a place where both husband and wife can serve in ministry together. Serving together enhances spiritual unity and good feelings in the couple. Also the more you serve, the more serving will feel natural in your own home.
  5. Most importantly, church reminds us each week of what is most important in our lives, the redeeming work of Jesus Christ. Two people who are growing in Christ and who have Christ as highest priority in their life can build a better foundation for their marriage—a foundation built on Christ.

If for no other reason than seeing the value that church has for your marriage and family, get your tail back to church this Easter. God will start changing you and His priorities will become your priorities. Commit to going to back to church as a couple and a family starting this Easter season!