Although my husband was a pastor for more than two decades and I continue to be heavily involved in ministry too, it took us 20 years before we started setting aside the time to pray together regularly. And when we did, we realized it was the single most important factor in creating a closer connection between the two of us.

Why did it take us so long to prioritize this time together? The reasons, or maybe I should say excuses, abounded. As my husband and I began researching and writing our book, When Couples Walk Together, we interviewed many couples on the subject of praying together and learned we weren’t alone in our struggle. Nor were our reasons unique for finding it difficult to come together to pray. READ MORE