Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Couples Who Pray

Couples Who Pray: The Most Intimate Act Between A Man and A Woman
by Squire Rushnell and Louise DuArt

Growing up, I often heard the statement, "families who pray together, stay together".  How true, then, for couples as well.  An intimate act that people often feel uncomfortable doing in front of others, prayer is our main source of communication with God.  It has been made into a secret and embarrassing thing that so few are able to share in the presence of others comfortably.  How important it is that someone be able to pray with their spouse, their closest friend and partner.

Couples Who Pray addresses the need for couples to be able to do just that - pray, together and without fear of ritual, sounding silly, etc.  It is such an intimate act, and one that should be shared between a couple.  An act that can draw a couple closer together as they become comfortable going to God together, sharing their deepest hurts, strongest desires and greatest joys.  Being able to pray together adds a whole new depth to any marriage as it requires a greater trust as well as a mutual relationship together in Christ.

Assuming the couple shares a relationship with Christ (the essential goal of the book), encouraging those who do not to seek Him out, this book does not set out to "save" marriages so much, but to help grow marriages and offer practical ways to grow closer and possibly repair hurts.  A 40 day challenge that has been taken up by many notable celebrity couples, their journeys are shared and offered as encouragement to the reader.  Easy to read, light and friendly in approach.Highly recommended for every couple.  A wonderful book for the couple just starting out on their marriage journey as well as for those who have been at it for some time and need some challenges.

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