Have you ever wondered about how to keep the main thing the main thing in your marriage and consistently come back to that? I know I have. Joel and Nina Schmidgall certainly have and it’s one of the reasons they wrote the book, Praying Circles Around Your Marriage.

On today’s episode, we talk about getting prayerful in our marriages. It’s a practical conversation about learning to be intentional about prayer in marriages. If you’re married, if you know someone who is married, today’s episode is for you.

Welcome to episode 44 of the Young Church Leaders Podcast with Grant Vissers!

Show Notes

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Takeaways from the Episode

1. Surviving Or Thriving

Not quite sure where the health of your marriage ranks? Here’s a great question to ask yourselves, “Are you surviving or thriving.” Joel and Nina talk about being created to thrive in marriage and not simply survive marriage. One thing that can help you thrive in the long run? Prayer. Also, resolve. Joel challenges everyone who is married to learned resolve. Some days are harder days and some days are easier, have the resolve to pray together.

2. Accountability

Have you ever wondered about how to keep the main thing the main thing in your marriage and consistently come back to that? I know I have. Joel and Nina Schmidgall certainly have and it’s one of the reasons they wrote the book, Praying Circles Around Your Marriage. In life and in relationships, most of us know what we need to do we just accountability to keep doing that same thing. Prayer and specifically prayer together can become that form of accountability – challenging us to keep the main thing the main thing and the right things prioritized.

3. Find a Regular Touchpoint

Joel and Nina talked about finding a regular touchpoint in their marriage. For them, it is in the form of a Sunday night walk. That’s a habit and practice that needs cultivation. If you want to grow the health of your marriage and learn to thrive together you need to learn how to communicate. Allowing for a regular touchpoint increases communication and it also increases the expectation that communication will take place. That’s huge. Find yourselves a regular touchpoint in your marriage and in your relationships.

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