family that prays together stays together

the family that prays together stays together

Praying or engaging in other religious practices together as a group keeps a family unified (by helping it to avoid dysfunction, etc.). When I was growing up, my whole family always had to go to church together. My parents would say, "The family that prays together stays together."
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family that prays together stays together

Prov. Families who practice religion together will not break apart through divorce or estrangement. Mother believed that the family that prays together stays together and insisted that we all say prayers every night.
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The family that prays together stays together, indeed.
A family that prays together stays together, so we were catechized.
"They say that the family that prays together stays together and that is very much the case with us.
"The family that prays together stays together" is still a good maxim.
It is true that a family that prays together stays together. It is important that we do things together as a family.
29 -- It is well said by Mother Teresa, 'A family that prays together stays together.' Now the new dictum is: 'A family that sits together in front of the idiot box gets vulgarity in abundance together.' In the name of exposing reality and truth, most of the TV channels are airing numerous reality shows without ethics, etiquettes, principles and values for a good family life.
The other popular poster depicts overlapping hands of persons of different races, ages and sexes with rosary beads and the words "The Family That Prays Together Stays Together." Peyton popularized both slogans through a radio series that began in 1947, said Dan Pitre, director of public relations for the production company.
'The family that prays together stays together,'" recalls an old lady I know.
They are such graphic reminders of that brilliant observation, "The family that prays together stays together."
A family that prays together stays together. So does a family that laughs together.