Dating couples praying together

A few months ago I started something; that Sunday nights when he drops me at home after church, we pray for the week ahead.

Then after a while I left it to see if he would suggest it himself, he did it once and never again. I am not going to force him to pray, because I feel that if he really wanted to he would have suggested it a long time ago.

People say prayer brings married couples together, but what about unmarried ones? They have clever adages in support of the idea, such as, "The couple that prays together stays together," as well as a whole host of surveys, books, and websites singing the praises of how prayer can strengthen a relationship.

For married couples of faith, the decision is a bit more obvious.

I don’t think there is anything arbitrary about when you start praying in a dating relationship but I think your boyfriend understands that there is a danger in over spiritualizing your relationship, and not dealing with the other aspects of your relationship.

We both have a personal and very close relationship with the Lord, but what has been bugging me is the fact that we NEVER pray together.

This, to me personally, is a vital even foundational part of a relationship (please correct me if I’m wrong) and you need that in order to grow closer, not only spiritually but in every aspect of your relationship.

Q: My boyfriend says that it’s too early in our relationship to start praying together. A: I think that there are couples who pray together on the first date, and every time after that.

So the spiritual dimension of the relationship is good but it often doesn’t deal with the intellectual, emotional and social aspects of the relatioship.