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Who Says Reading the Bible Isn’t Romantic?

I recently learned something rather cool about Former President, Jimmy Carter (yeah, that white-haired guy who was in charge of the world when bell bottoms were invented). A couple things, actually. Not only is he a devout Christian but he and his wife, Rosalynn (they’ve been married since 1946!) have a special way of staying connected when they’re apart: They read a verse from the bible together over the phone before bedtime.

I love this. What a wonderful way to stay connected and strengthen your relationship through faith. Distance, or simply being too busy, can easily cause two people to drift. Maybe it doesn’t take as much as we think it does? It’s all about making an effort and keeping a routine, people! At least it’s a good start. 🙂

How do you use your faith to stay connected with your family and friends?

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  1. Posted by on June 12, 2011 at 12:00

    My friend and her boyfriend are like the example of awesome teen relationships to me and when I was wondering whether or not to start dating, my friend’s boyfriend gave me this advice. He said their pastor had told them to honor Jesus together, and at first he thought the pastor meant just abstaining from sex and staying pure for marriage and all that. But when they starting reading the Bible together, he realized that was what his pastor meant: not just agreeing together to stay away from the Bible’s ‘do-nots,’ but to honor the Bible’s positive commands – pray without ceasing, read the Bible, etc. – together, as a couple. He said it made their relationship so much richer and indescribably deeper. While I decided not to date for a few more years, I definitely plan to start my first dating relationship with that advice at the front of my mind.

    • Posted by Nicole on June 12, 2011 at 13:50

      That is so amazing that you are going to do what the Bible is telling you!! 🙂

  2. Posted by Nicole on April 5, 2011 at 15:38

    wow you are very hostile.

  3. Posted by on March 27, 2011 at 00:39

    i remember when the boy i was most in love with back in sophmore year of high school and i would go to this park after school and read the bible. he would teach me things i would teach him things. we had the most beautiful relationship and it grew only stronger with our private bible studies at the park. it was a beautiful thing <3

  4. Posted by on March 22, 2011 at 00:39

    I love that~ Yes, God’s word is powerful! 🙂 Great way to encourage one another!

  5. Posted by on March 21, 2011 at 15:42

    This is really beautiful and I am going to start doing this definitely someday when I have a boyfriend.

  6. Posted by on March 21, 2011 at 09:37

    Cute idea!!

  7. Posted by on March 21, 2011 at 09:17

    this is sweet.

  8. Posted by on March 20, 2011 at 14:17

    what a wonderful idea, I read the bible on my own and tell my boyfriend about it. But this is a great way to connect with him and bond while learning about God!