Intimacy with God is vital for marriage. What we have to understand about the Christian life, is that intimacy with God doesn’t just happen. We have to nurture it, seeking the place of humility, prayer, his presence and repentance in our lives and marriages.
In marriage it is important to learn that people are different and therefore have different expectations and patterns and therefore conflict will always be an issue. We all bring expectations to marriage. We all have them and often we don’t realize that we have them until something in the relationship points them out.