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Prayer Packs a “Punch” in a Struggling Relationship

April 25, 2017

I see couples every day who are referred for help with their intimacy and sex life. There are numerous medications and treatments that can help minimize sexual dysfunctions. Resolving past conflicts and resentments can also spark a tired sex life. Methods, such as breathing deeply, meditation, and yoga, can improve libido and sexual intimacy.

 

One method that is rarely talked about is prayer. The great thing about prayer is that you can do it together anywhere. The important part, if you are using it to increase your relationship intimacy, is that you pray together.

 

How prayer works for couples:

  1. When you pray together, it shows unity and respect for something more powerful than you. This helps couples break down their ego and self-righteousness.

  2. Praying together helps women feel more emotional and respectful towards their spouse.

  3. Praying is a spiritual act and, therefore, it is more intimate than superficial conversation.

  4. Prayer helps break down barriers by making you vulnerable. For example, praying for forgiveness helps each partner feel more forgiven just by praying together.

  5. Holding hands and praying strengthens the bond and helps couples feel more secure in their marriage.

  6. Praying together helps spouses understand they cannot change each other and promotes acceptance.

  7. Lastly, and certainly not least, prayer helps put marriage in its proper place – above the kids and the outside world. It helps build the sacred component into your wedding vows.

 

Prayer is wonderful, but God helps those who help themselves. The best way to improve your intimacy and sex is to have an active prayer life together, but also seek medical advice and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Intimacy and sex are important to the couple's health and relationship. It isn't selfish to want to enjoy this part of your life; in fact, it is just the opposite. To push sexual problems under the rug or to blame your partner for their need for sex is not only self-serving, but destructive to your health and marriage.

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