FACET Tool Topics, cont'd.:
Just as one's physical self opens up to the other in marriage, so too does one's spirituality open up to the other. In this section the engaged couple looks at where they are presently regarding their own spirituality and religious faith, as well as practice. Each couple is a mixed marriage of sorts, regardless of what their circumstances may be. In other words, each has a unique relationship with God even two practicing Catholics. This section takes them wherever they are and asks them to investigate how they might move into a spiritual intimacy, via prayer, rituals and practices formal and informal. They are also asked to consider the benefit of a faith community; one that will nourish their marriage and their relationship with their God.
Additional Questions to assist the conversation:
- What do we take away from this section that will assist us in our spiritual marital journey?
- Have we discussed how we will live out the beliefs?
- Where do we feel closest to God, in church, praying, through Scripture, serving others, in nature?
- Is this an area of conflict for us? Do we have a plan to address our differences?