Sunday, September 19, 2010

prayer

Eric and I are doing a Bible study this fall at church on prayer and praying together as a husband and wife. There were some stats that I wanted to share from the class:

1 in 2 marriages in the US end in divorce (Christian and non-Christian)- 50%
1 in 6 couples who go to church together end up getting a divorce- 16%
1 in 1,104 marriages where the couple prayed together everyday end in divorce- <1%

I think this is really sad, challenging, but offers a lot of hope. They gave us a prayer notebook to go through everyday for 2 days, and it has really made change in us. Just thought I'd share!

7 comments:

Kelly Pearce said...

what Church do you guys go to up here in Bham?

Eric and Emily said...

hi! We go to Briarwood Pres. How about y'all?

DavidandSteff said...

Looks like we all should be praying together a little more.

Kelly Pearce said...

We go to Church at Brook Hills. We like it a lot but haven't really gotten into a small group yet which we would like to do....
The facts are fascinating.... post any good things that you learn about during the Bible study!

Kelsey Clark said...

would love to hear more about this!!! i think it is so important! love you guys!!!

Sara Pyles said...

Wow! Thanks for the stats! Jack and I need to commit to praying together more!

Kari Clark said...

That's awesome you two have committed to such a wonderful time of study together. I'll be eager to see and hear about the positive changes it has on your marriage - something we can truly all learn from. I'll be praying that your prayer time together yields blessings you couldn't have anticipated! Miss and love you sweet girl! (and family!)