Valentine’s Day might be long gone, but it’s never too late to dive into the Word with your husband! If you’re looking for a study that will bring you closer together as you both grow closer to God, you’ve come to the right place. Here are 5 studies—and one daily devotional—to get you started:
- Complement by Aaron & Jamie Ivey | 7 Sessions
Does your marriage feel stuck in a rut? Do you feel like you and your spouse are never on the same team? Do you want a flourishing and vibrant marriage that reflects the gospel?Over 7 sessions, Complement shines a compelling light on the beauty of marriage as God intends it. Through biblical teaching, storytelling, and real-life examples, Jamie and Aaron Ivey dismantle the distorted cultural views of submission, servanthood, and leadership within a marriage and offer a better view of healthy, godly marriage. In this study, participants will walk through the purpose of marriage as the Scripture relates it and tackle topics such as family mission, sex, leadership, fighting, and forgiveness. Because marriage is meant to not only give life and hope to both husband and wife, but also point the world to Christ.
The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman | 2 or 5–7 Sessions (depending how you use)
If you loved Gary Chapman’s The 5 Love Languages book, here’s the study version to do with your spouse! Whether your relationship is flourishing or failing, Dr. Gary Chapman’s proven approach to showing and receiving love will help you experience deeper and richer levels of intimacy with your partner.
Options for Use: a short, 2-session setting or a 5–7 session study (with an introductory session, 5 sessions explaining one love language each, and a final session about the “in love” experience)
To Have and to Hold by Byron & Carla Weathersbee | 8 Sessions
Are you about to get married or in the early years of marriage? Now’s the time to invest time and energy into building a lifelong partnership. Over 8 sessions, learn to make time in your calendar to develop your foundation as individuals and a couple while growing in your understanding of Jesus Christ. Allow God to be your teacher, guide, counselor, and coach as you discover biblical principles behind living life to the fullest as a couple.
Making Space by Jeff Vanderstelt | 8 Sessions
Do you know what’s most important in life? Do you feel too busy to make time for those things? This study gleans wisdom from the Book of Proverbs and from the example of Jesus to show you and your husband how you can better center your life on God’s priorities. Wisdom is learning how to do the right things at the right time in the right way. Allow God to show you what is most important in life and when and how to engage in those activities.
The Good Life by Derwin Gray | 8 Sessions
Everyone wants to be happy. We spend our money, time, and energy chasing our version of the good life. And on the way, we run ourselves into physical, mental, and emotional exhaustion. But what if the happiness we’re all striving for isn’t the happiness we were created for?
True happiness comes from a heart directed toward the kingdom of God and satisfied in Jesus the King. In this 8-session study, discover how Jesus taught us to search for, find, and hold on to the good life.
Foundations by Robby & Kandi Gallaty | 260-Day Reading Plan
The Bible, in and of itself, is a miracle. Think about it—over centuries of time, God supernaturally moved upon a number of people’s hearts, resulting in them writing down the exact words of God.
With Foundations, you and your spouse can read through the key, foundational passages of the Bible in one year, while still having the flexibility of reading 5 days per week. Along with supplementary devotional content each day, you can experience the miracle of reading and responding to God’s Word.
Do you regularly study with your spouse? Which study do you plan on doing together? (Or have already done?)