Question: What kind of religious practices should we begin, once we marry, to help us practice our faith each day?
Answer: Your spiritual life as a couple is important. The sacrament of Marriage is a gift and a grace, but living it well isn’t always easy! It requires intentionality and perseverance. Growing your spiritual life as a couple also requires a plan. Life can be incredibly busy. There’s never “enough time” for everything we want to do. But we can live by our priorities. If we don’t prioritize prayer, we’ll find it slowly disappear from our lives.
If you’re not already praying individually, that’s a good place to start. If your schedules are similar, take some quiet time at the same time to help hold each other accountable. Praying together is also important! You could start by looking at the religious practices of your family and of families around you that you respect. Talk with your spouse about the ones who make the deepest impression on you or were most meaningful when you were young. Think about what you want your future children to experience. Making faith a commitment now will mean it is engrained habit when you grow your family. Ultimately, these faith practices should help us grow in our love for God and for one another.