Last week when I talked about the benefits of praying with your husband, several people commented that they found reading through the Bible or another book to be beneficial for their relationship. We’ve found this to be true for us as well. Over the summer we began working through various Bible studies and really enjoyed thinking and talking through what we read. In the video below I’ll go into more detail about the book we’re currently reading.
Here are a few of the benefits we’ve experienced from reading together:
- It gives you a project you can work on together
- It helps you learn how your husband thinks and processes information
- It brings up topics of conversation that you may not otherwise discuss
Here’s a word of caution – don’t use a book as your way of making your husband change. For example, if the two of you struggle with communication, I don’t suggest shoving a book on that topic in his face and demanding that you read it together each night. We started out with a study guide that our church provided as a companion to our Pastor’s summer message series. After working through a few of those, I asked my husband if he would be interested in reading through our current book and he agreed. If you approach a book on marriage with an open heart toward your own need to change, things will go a lot better. 🙂
If you want to hear about the book we’re reading right now, watch my video below!