Marriage as a Spiritual Practice

Good morning! Today on Off the Page, I’m introducing a new monthly column I’m excited to write on marriage as a spiritual practice. Now that I’m through writing the family devotional, it feels good to be writing with adults in mind again and navigating the scary but familiar territory of marriage.


Today’s post looks at marriage as a spiritual practice and what it might mean to view our marriages in this world as yet another mechanism to draw us closer to God and make us more like Jesus. I also make a solemn promise never to enter marriage ministry in this article.

Hope you’ll take a peek and look out for future articles on the same subject!

Published by Sarah M. Wells

Sarah M. Wells is the author of The Family Bible Devotional: Stories from the Gospels to Help Kids and Parents Love God and Love Others (2022), American Honey: A Field Guide to Resisting Temptation (2021), Between the Heron and the Moss (2020), The Family Bible Devotional: Stories from the Bible to Help Kids and Parents Engage and Love Scripture (2018), Pruning Burning Bushes (2012), and a chapbook of poems, Acquiesce, winner of the 2008 Starting Gate Award through Finishing Line Press (2009). Sarah's work has been honored with four Pushcart Prize nominations, and her essays have appeared in the notable essays list in the Best American Essays 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, and 2018. Sarah is the recipient of a 2018 Individual Excellence Award from the Ohio Arts Council. She resides in Ashland, Ohio with her husband and three children.

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