"Praying together is the most powerful predictor of marital happiness that researchers have yet discovered."

Andrew Greeley, Faithful Attraction (New York: TOR 1991), 292
 

These are some of the dramatic improvements researchers document in marriages where the husband and wife "pray together a lot" 
versus those in which they "pray together sometimes."

Pray Together 

"Sometimes"

Pray Together

     "A Lot"

Improvement

"Our marriage is happy."

 

"We are very happy in general."

 

"My spouse is my best friend."

 

"My spouse delights in me."

 

"We both try to make our marriage better."

 

"My spouse makes me feel important."

 

"We agree very much about finances."

 

"Our agreement on values is very good."

 

"We are very satisfied with our family life."

 

"We are greatly satisfied with our sex life."

 

"We agree how children should be raised."

 

"My spouse is romantic."

 

"My spouse is a skillful lover."

 

"We feel spiritual after lovemaking."

 

"We can both peacefully disagree."

 

"We are very confident in our marriage."

 

      78%

 

      72%

 

      91%

 

      69%

 

      86%

 

      77%

 

      69%

 

      83%

 

      54%

 

      82%

 

      75%

 

      63%

 

      65%

 

      68%

 

      75%

 

      92%

 

 

 

    60%

 

    59%

 

    74%

 

    39%

 

    65%

 

    59%

 

    58%

 

    72%

 

    38%

 

    67%

 

    64%

 

    41%

 

    48%

 

    49%

 

    66%

 

    76%

 

  +18%

 

  +13%

 

  +17%

 

  +30%

 

  +21%

 

  +18%

 

  +11%

 

  +11%

 

  +16%

 

  +15%

 

  +11%

 

  +22%

 

  +17%

 

  +19%

 

  +09%

 

  +16%

 

 

Rushnell and DuArt, Couples Who Pray (Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2007), 11-13

 

In 1980, it was found that couples who were either praying ​together or reading the bible together daily, and also attending church together weekly, experienced a divorce rate of less than 1 divorce in every 1105 marriages. 1.

In 1991, internationally-respected researcher and

author Andrew Greeley published the dramatically

promising finding that nothing researchers have ever discovered -- no education, no conditions, no situation, no backgrounds, no levels of marriage prep, no list of personality factors -- nothing that researchers have ever discovered is as accurate an indicator of future marital happiness as whether or not the couple prays together. Even for a few minutes a day.

 

Couple Prayer works. It honestly changes marriages! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And now it's also confirmed that how often a couple prays together improves their marriage 

relationship in even more documentably life-changing ways than was even imagined not too long ago. 

 

Notice in the research on the left how every factor that researchers link directly to a couple's being able to maintain a healthy, happy and mutually-supportive marriage improves dramatically depending on the one question, "How often does the couple pray together?"

Couple Prayer.  It's proven.  It's safe.  It's natural. 

It's blessed. It's life-giving. It's life-changing. It's

totally accessible to you and your spouse, right now.

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1. Retrouvaille International Handbook, 2005