Hello, I hope that all is well.
This is going to be quite a bit of a personal post and I would like some advice.
I have been dating my current Girlfriend for over 4 years now and I was planning going to propose to her very soon. She is now in her 2nd year of medical school and I am starting my 2nd semester of Physical Therapy school.
Her and I have been long distance for about an year and it was definitely tough on both of us. Not only did we rarely see each other before, but now that she is away it made it a but tougher. But I believe we both tried our best to still be there for by visiting and consistently communicating.
Recently she has become unhappy with the relationship. She did point out some things that she was unhappy with (other than the distance), but one that stood out to both of us is our relationship with God. Ever since she has entered medical school, her relationship has gotten weaker.
We both would like to strengthen our relationship with God, but she believes that it is difficult to both strengthen our relationship with God while strengthening our relationship.
Although I personally think that I need a lot of work to strengthen my relationship with God, I really do believe that it is possible to strengthen both relationships; our relationship with God and the relationship between the both of us.
As a future husband (not official) she would like me to be the firm foundation to our spiritual life and I would love to step up to the plate, however it is true that I haven't been the best example at times and I still have a lot of work to get there. I want to get to that point, however I do not want to rush it or make it a superficial love for God. I want to make it a strong relationship between God and I so then that can be transcended to our relationship.
But I believe that she wants that now. And I can't promise that. I promise that I will get there but not this quickly.
Very long story short.
What do you recommend for us to do in order to both of us to strengthen our relationship with God, while still strengthening our relationship and staying together as a couple blessed by God's presence while under the stresses of Medical school?
Any type of passage or prayer that you would recommend or anything really! I really would like for both of us to get closer to God and to stay loving one another.