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Does Praying Everyday With Your Spouse Lead To More Sex?

June 24, 2017

My husband and I have fallen off when it comes to our time spent praying together and after listening to one of my favorite podcasts today while on a flight to Charlotte it really rekindled my desire to start back praying daily with my husband.

Does praying with your spouse everyday lead to more sex? That I don’t know. But did you know prayer increases long term satisfaction? Yup.

Praying with your spouse seems like a nice thing to do, but is it a priority in your marriage? According to the research, it should be! Praying together improves your marriage across a number of dimensions. It increases your marital satisfaction by placing your focus on God and on a long-term view of your marriage, thereby giving you incentive to choose behaviors that are beneficial to your relationship. Prayer also increases the sense of unity felt between couples and leads to an increase in forgiveness and selfless concern. Praying together isn’t always easy as honest, heartfelt prayer means opening up and being vulnerable before your spouse and before God. But this vulnerability is the very reason that joint prayer is so essential.  Listen to this episode right now (or when you can).

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8 Comments

  • Reply Shay June 28, 2017 at 7:24 pm

    It can and has. My husband and i used to have a family worship night. Nothing more beautiful than a man who loves his God and shares that with his wife.

  • Reply Tieasha Samuels November 14, 2017 at 6:53 am

    I have never thought about this. It never crossed my mind to categorize sex & prayer together. I absolutely agree that praying with your spouse opens you up with your vulnerability being @ an all time high. Great podcast. Thank you

    (Nov 14)
    tsamuels10@gmail.com

  • Reply Ashley Prince November 14, 2017 at 6:59 am

    Ive been praying FOR my husband since we were little kids. We met in the 4th grade and have been in love ever since. This month we will be married for 7 months and i have been more of the person to pray for him instead of with him. But the last few weeks he has started a training program and we ride together to and from work and i always do my morning prayer over our day before moving my car from the yard but having him add his love to the prayer these last few weeks have been quite special. I will do whatever it takes to keep our marriage everlastingly blessed so praying together will continue for us. Praying together just opens up another level of love that we had not seen before now.
    Ashleynicoleprince@yahoo.com

  • Reply Key J November 14, 2017 at 8:32 am

    Love this! It is actually a great point. I do feel closer to my husband when we pray together about situations in our marriage. It gives me all the warms and fuzzies!
    (Mintkeydition@gmail.com)

  • Reply Haizel November 14, 2017 at 8:38 am

    I love this! It also made me rethink prayer. While we do pray, perhaps we would see more benefits to the practice of the prayer isn’t so “standard”. Typically, my husband leads the prayer and after so many years, I find that some prayers are repetitive with some deviation in focusing on what is on his mind. Perhaps keeping the prayer fresh, the intimacy will follow suit. You gave me something valuable to think about today. Thank you.

  • Reply Karla November 14, 2017 at 3:24 pm

    Hi Jenell

    I️ love your blog post and all your social media platforms. You are so motivating and lovable! Keep doing what you do!

  • Reply LaTera Russell November 14, 2017 at 6:11 pm

    Wow I had never thought about the two but I can definitely see how this could be. One of my gf and I always talk about how for some reason when we see out husband worship that it sometimes turns us on, just to see my husbands connection with God. This is my first time reading your vlog but definitely won’t be my last!

  • Reply Toya November 14, 2017 at 9:46 pm

    We used to pray together when I encouraged us to do so, but now I’m on a different spiritual path. However, I think these type of things when practiced together surely inspires deeper intimacy. Do you pray out loud together or together in silence or both- switching it up?

    (PoochisPlace@gmail.com)

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