A recent study reported by GEB showed, couples who attend church together and pray together have a stronger relationship than those who don’t. In fact, researchers showed that the strongest predictor of relationship satisfaction was shared prayer.
Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 says ‘Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble (NLT)’.
When was the last time you prayed with your spouse? When was the last time you read the Bible together? If you haven’t, you’ll be more irritable with one another, make decisions which annoy the other party. Perhaps it’s time to revisit those fundamental choices and put them back in the centre of your relationship. A life lived together should be a life enriched by Prayer and God’s word. Go on, give it a go.
Quote Praying and reading the word, is the glue that makes relationships work.
Prayer Father help me to me focussed and determined to read and pray with the one I love, Amen.
If you don’t pray with your spouse, start by praying for them and work toward the day when you will pray together.
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