My husband and I are always on the hunt for marriage books and devotionals we can read together. We don’t want to just have a “good marriage” but a constantly thriving marriage!
Having weekly date nights, connecting emotionally and physically, and reading books are great ways to make sure you are investing in your marriage.
So I was super excited to receive a copy of this book, The Marriage Devotional: 52 Days to Strengthen the Soul of Your Marriage to review and share with you!
The Marriage Devotional: 52 Days to Strengthen the Soul of Your Marriage
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If you are looking for a great marriage devotional to read each week this year with your spouse, you’ve come to the right place!
These power-packed devotions were written by bestselling author, Levi Lusko, the lead pastor of Fresh Life Church in Montana, along with his wife Jennie. Their goal when creating this devotional is to help YOUR marriage flourish!
It’s called “52 days” to strengthen your marriage, but for us, we would use it for a whole year, reading one a week. A fine tuning if you will!
This devotional is most importantly, rooted in scripture and the fact that it was written by a husband AND wife really helps couples relate to it.
The authors really want to point couples to God’s Word and solid biblical truth + help them experience depth and beauty in their marriage. It’s great for young couples, older couples, all stages of life!
Here are some of the goals they listed for this book:
- Unlock new joy and vibrancy by recognizing there is better beyond the honeymoon phase
- Uncomplicate conflict as you learn to fight fairly as members on the same team
- Access Godly wisdom by engaging and staying steady when your marriage doesn’t look the way you thought it would
What does each part in this couple’s devotional include? Keep reading as we take a look inside!
The book is pretty thick, which I LOVE! That means there is some content to each chapter/devotion and not just a paragraph that doesn’t dig deep.
The book is broken down into 12 parts, each with 3-5 devotions focused on that central theme. Some of those themes include:
- Marriage Has A Purpose
- There’s Someone Whose against You
- Regrets, Baggage, and Other Unnecessary Heavy Things
- There’s Always Room To Grow in communication
- Unleash the Blessings
Each devotion itself starts with a “love notes” page to write to each other, a scripture verse, writings from both Levi and Jennie, and then some spots to connect including:
- Conversation starters/discussion questions – fill in the blanks to start the conversation about what you just read
- Prayer to pray together
- Bring it home – we really like this section because it helps you talk, connect, and plan practical ways for what you’d like to do in the future!
I would plan to set aside 30 minutes each time you do this devotion for reading, praying, and then let the conversation flow from there!
Where Can I Get This Book?
Ready to transform your marriage?! Good news!
You can grab this book on Amazon and have it there before the weekend! Well, if you have Prime you can. 🙂
Short Prayers for Your Marriage:
On your devotional journey through reading this book, or even before you read it, I highly encourage you to start praying for your marriage!
If the devil can find his way into your marriage, he will continue into your family unit. If he can break apart a family, he has you right where he wants you. Don’t let him win!
A successful marriage isn’t just the years you are married, but a daily representation of the Gospel – the meaning of marriage is Christ loving His bride and sacrificing himself for her. and His bride submitting and loving Him.
Here are just a few prayer prompts and relevant scriptures to read to get you started in praying for your marriage:
Prayer For Unity
Father God, I pray for unity in my marriage. Help my husband and I both look to you and your Word, so that we may be of one mind and Spirit. Do not let the devil cause discord or distortion in our actions and words, but protect us from his schemes. Help us communicate clearly, and put on the mind of Christ daily in our marriage. Amen.
Prayer For Growth
Father God, I lift up my marriage to you right now. We have a desire to grow and change and become more like you every day. Help us to be content in you, but strive to love one another and constantly work to make our marriage more holy. We ask for creative ways to love one another, and prayer to resist the temptation to disconnect from one another. We ask for your help to grow. Amen.
Prayer For Submission
Father God, I ask that you would help me submit to my husband out of reverence for you. Help him to submit to you and seek your will, your wisdom, and Your guidance. Help my attitude be cheerful and let me be a helpmate to my husband. Amen.
Prayer For Your Hearts
Lord, we know our hearts are deceitful, and we ask for your Word to saturate our hearts. Help us to follow you and what you say, and protect our hearts from the foolishness of the world and world advice. Protect our hearts from bitterness and resentment, and renew our marriage.
Daily Scriptures to Read:
- Ephesians 5:21-33
- Hebrews 13:4
- Proverbs 18:22
- 1 Corinthians 13:4-7
- Colossians 3:13-16
Pray these brief prayers daily and read these verses, let them infuse into your mind and transform your married life!
Seek out great marriages you see around you, maybe your parents, friends, Pastor, etc. Ask them to pray for you as well as you embark on this book journey and put in the hard work!
Final Thoughts On The Marriage Devotional Book
Overall I would recommend this book if you are looking for a weekly devotional to do with your spouse!
Not only is it important to have a good, godly marriage, but it’s more than that. Marriage isn’t about us. It’s about showing the world the Gospel through how we love and respect one another.
It’s supposed to be a beautiful picture of Jesus and His bride, the church.
This is a wonderful book to help your marriage thrive, whether you have been married 1 year or 50 years! Add this to your weekly at-home date night and watch God move through your marriage. 🙂
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What marriage books have impacted you and your spouse? Let me know below!
*This book was received as a complimentary gift, but all opinions are our own!