Is It Important for Married Couples to Have Bible Study and Prayer Together, and If So, How Should We Go About It?

Question from a reader:

We are wondering about the importance of married couples having Bible study and prayer together. How we should go about it?

Answer from Randy Alcorn:

Nanci and I pray together every night at bedtime, with pretty much no exceptions. We both are in the Word during the day, but usually at different times and places. We seek to share what we’re learning, and it's rich when we do, but it’s also true there is nothing like devotions together as a couple, which we’ve done periodically. Hope what follows is helpful for you both.

Some articles on Bible study and prayer for couples:

Devotional Bible Study Ideas & How To’s for Couples

Why I Quit Doing Devotions with My Wife

11 Ways to Make Couples Devotions a Habit

How to Make a Couples Devotional a Regular Part of Your Marriage

Build a Kingdom Marriage through Devotions for Couples

Some devotional books to consider using:

Kingdom Marriage Devotional by Tony Evans

Moments Together for Couples by Dennis Rainey

The Uncommon Marriage Adventure: A Devotional Journey to Draw You Closer to God and Each Other by Tony Dungy and his wife Lauren (lots of football in it, which could be either good or bad depending on the couple)

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Randy Alcorn (@randyalcorn) is the author of over sixty books and the founder and director of Eternal Perspective Ministries