The Raineys believe that "praying together may be the single most important spiritual discipline you and your spouse will ever share." Prayer is the surest means of safeguarding your marriage from divorce. This 30-day devotional features personal anecdotes and stories from their ministry, and includes practical advice and encouragement for those whose spouses do not share their faith. 96 pages, hardcover from Multnomah.
The founders of FamilyLife help couples establish the important daily habit of praying together, offering personal stories and answering questions about the dynamics of prayer. Daily entries--including a short devotion, questions for reflection, and a prayer--take husbands and wifes through topics related to prayer, spiritual growth, and key marital issues.
The cofounders of FamilyLife, a branch of Campus Crusade for Christ, bring
their insights to the matter of a faith-filled marriage in the latest
installment of their Family First series, a 30-day prayer devotional designed
for husbands and wives. "Praying together may be the single most important
spiritual discipline you and your spouse will ever share," say the Raineys
(Growing a Spiritually Strong Family and Moments Together for Couples). Using
personal anecdotes as well as stories they've encountered through their
ministry, they propose that prayer with a spouse can reduce conflict, protect
against divorce and even improve a couple's sex life. Each day of their
devotional includes suggestions for prayer and a reflection section designed to
spark deeper thought and discussion. Although geared toward marriages in which
both partners are committed Christians, the book appropriately offers ideas for
those whose spouses do not share their faith. From practical advice (how to
pray) to spiritual generosity (prayers for the salvation of all people), this
little volume offers readers warm encouragement in their prayer lives. (Feb.)
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"Two Hearts Praying As One is like a mini-devotional, that kick-starts couples into a regular prayer life. The book is divided into 30 chapters, one a day for a month, with the intention of forming a habit of prayer together by the end of the book. The Raineys give a topic to discuss and prayer suggestions to lead you through quite times together. Don't expect guidelines for prayer, such as when or where to pray, instead the Raineys are gently pushing you to explore and expose areas that block spiritual intimacy." -- Stacy Oliver, Christian Book Previews
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