Dating couples praying together
Father Patrick Peyton popularized the saying “The Family that prays together stays together” back in the 1900s. Even the stories of the saints show us the importance of prayer with your family.
Regardless of what your relationship status is, think back on what prayer meant for you growing up.
If you’re in a relationship and don’t yet pray together, you can still start. Praying is something everyone finds easier to do by doing it.
One of you will need to suggest it, and then you will both need the commitment to explore this new and powerful area of your relationship together.
In the last post, we looked at why some dating couples hesitate to pray together.
However, we saw why we shouldn’t let that stop us (Read Part 1 here).
If you’re not dating, you have a great opportunity to do this before you meet someone, but it’s never too late to start if you’re in a relationship now.
Spending time with God as a couple and as individuals can feel like a habit that’s difficult to get into.
Namely: (The following extract is taken from page 146-148 of The Dating Dilemma book, read the introduction for free.) It’s inspiring to meet couples who support each other in God’s call for their lives.
Think of your family of origin like carrying a suitcase.
It may already come pre-packed with your childhood experiences and family traditions, but as a young adult, you’re free to unpack some things and leave some unwanted baggage behind you.
So let’s look at some practical steps to making it happen.
Namely: Have a rule, See it as a discipline, and Have a plan.