Did you know that of couples who pray together at other times besides mealtimes, only about 1 in 1000 divorce?
Pretty good odds, wouldn’t you say?
Pray, pray, pray, people!!!
for sure~ Shayne and I pray together every night before we go to bed… it’s something we committed to do when we were first married, no matter what. it’s made for some interesting prayers when we’ve been fighting.. ha ha!! =) but also worked to bring healing more quickly too. thanks for the encouragement to keep it up~
I don’t know if that can be proved though
It makes sense that if you have peace of mind through prayer, which is very relaxing and gives one a sense of comfort (and there is no reason to think that that relaxing sense of comfort is unfounded, that is not what I’m trying to say here!) would definitely result in a happier life together if couples would pray together. And if you are happier with your life together, they is no reason to get a divorce.I really DO think that couples need to pray more. In addition to divorce laws becoming much more lax, and the overall moral compass of people becoming much more lax (which is probably helped along by the parents who decide to avoid talking to their children about the important things as much as they ought to 😦 ), prayer and spiritual well-being has taken a far backseat as well. I think all of these things together are a large part of why the divorce rate is so high.In the effort to make things more egalitarian in most aspects of life, people have removed themselves from the important things, or become lazy, and hardly anyone is being encouraged on a very large scale to fix these things.I would never, ever want to trample on ANYone’s rights to believe or say what they want to say, but I think that the whole God vs. Science debate between Christians and atheists (of course there are other religions that get in with this against atheists, but Christianity seems to be the main one) is not helping the situation. People need to take a step back, stop worrying about what everyone ELSE is doing, and begin to focus on themselves and their own families. And actually focus on them. What passes for focusing and taking care of your family these days in modern societal views is kind of laughable…Definitely, though, people should pray more. :)May I ask where you got that statistic, though? I would like to read about it and share it with my friends and family, if possible.
@Babyboomerjill – @tracezilla@lovelyish – It was out of an article in a Focus on the Family magazine, so if you want details on the study, that’s where I would go to ask for more info.
@homefire – Thank you! 🙂
bear in mind that a huge number of those couples that pray together are religious enough to view divorce as highly unfavorable, or just plain wrong. so… perhaps not the praying, but other more root factors instead ? plus too, which goes hand-in-hand with thinking divorce is not an option, just becuz they are not divorced does NOT mean the marriage is happy, or healthy.
@the_grat – Good point. I know several couples like that–living in the same house, but not ‘together’ in the way they should be at all. I call it emotional divorce. However, I’m pretty sure that most of those wouldn’t pray together on a regular basis. Praying together is vastly intimate, if you are indeed truly praying and not just going through the motions. I have a lot of trouble imagining how a believing couple could seek the Lord together and still be at each other’s throats. Not saying that that it couldn’t happen, just that I doubt it often does.
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