Book Review: Couples Who Pray

June 27, 2011 — Leave a comment

This is a solid book explaining why couples should pray. They back up their claims with good research as well.

For example, between couples who pray sometimes versus couples who pray a lot,

  • 60% vs 78% are likely to say that their marriage is happy
  • 38% vs 54% are satisfied with their family life a very great deal
  • 0% vs 0% is the fear of divorce – virtually eliminated in both groups – among couples who are satisfied with sex a great deal.

The authors then go on to explain some common marital issues that will come up, and how to solve them. This book can pretty much be summarized by this.

Pray with your spouse for at least 5 minutes a day for 40 days and you’ll see the difference.

The other take away is their acronym for a successful realtionship:

L aughter

A ppreciation

U nderstanding

G od

H onor

S upport

If you don’t pray with your spouse, or do it very seldom, then I encourage you to buy the book and give it a read. However, if you are already in the habit of praying with your spouse and already have experienced the benefits of doing so, then I encourage you to take a look elsewhere. Perhaps, Sacred Marriage by Gary Thomas would be a great alternative.

So all in all, I give this book a 3 out of 5.

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Daniel Im

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A creative intellect that boldly challenges accepted theory. Father, Husband, Pastor, Multi-Site Discipleship Specialist and Mid-Size Community Theorist and Implementer. I am the Community Life Pastor Team Lead at Beulah Alliance Church.