Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Book Review: Couples Who Pray

Couples Who Pray

The Most Intimate Act Between a Man and a Woman

By Squire Rushnell, Louise DuArt
Published by Thomas Nelson

SQuire Rushnell and Louise DuArt, a husband and wife team who co-hosted Everything I Know About Wreaking Relationships...I Learned in My Last Marriage, bring you this quick and easy read on the impact of prayer on marriage.  The challenge: commit to at least 5 minutes in prayer with your spouse each day for 40 days.  The goal: to change your marriage!  Included in this book are the research to support the impact of prayer on marriage, steps to begin the process, and stories from real couples who have completed the 40 day journey.

Anxious to begin our own prayer journey, I devoured this book in a mere three days.  The research portion was informative yet interesting.  Stories from couples who had already begun the journey were sometimes funny, often emotional, and always heartfelt.  The authors broke down the journey into easily implementable steps.  My favorite part was the scripture provided to encourage you throughout the book and throughout the prayer challenge.  I had never thought about prayer with my husband as being, "The most intimate act between a man and a woman," but, truly, it is.  What could be more intimate than baring your soul to your Savior and Creator in the presence of the person He created just for you?  The first person I am passing this book on to is my husband, because I would like him to read it before we begin the prayer challenge together.  Beyond that, I would recommend it to every married couple I know.  I am excited to see the impact on our own marriage as well as that of our friends and family.

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