A Valentine’s Day article in the Fort Worth Star Telegram reports that mutual prayer between a husband and wife improves intimacy and makes a marriage stronger.  According to a new book, Couples Who Pray,  couples who pray together do more than stay together.  The book reports that praying together and baring your souls in front of one another and God is “the most intimate act.”

Couples that have prayed together for years say that praying together requires and builds trust.  It seems that couples who pray together; hold hands more often, make love more often, respect each other more, compliment more and bicker less.   The authors had 24 test couples take a “40 day prayer challenge” praying together for a least five minutes a day for 40 days and the results were two thumbs up for the benefits of prayer.

Love making goes up 20 percent with prayer as wives who pray with their husbands tend to find them more attractive.  (So much for dieting and hair transplants.) 

They are conducting more in depth research online at www.coupleswhopray.com.  They are asking couples who pray together to go online and answer a series of about 90 questions on their prayer life and their relationship. 

One of the reasons I have always enjoyed the field of psychology is that when you study people and their activities and lifestyle it usually seems to confirm what God already knew and teaches us in the Book he wrote more than 2,000 years ago.

4 Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud 5 or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. 6 It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. 7 Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.  1 Cor 13