Couples Who Pray Together... ... are more likely to stay together, says a study By Nick McMaster, Newser Staff Posted Aug 12, 2010 4:07 PM CDT Updated Aug 15, 2010 7:06 PM CDT 73 comments Comments Couples that pray together do in fact stay together, a new study found. (Shutterstock) (Newser) – Couples who pray together may indeed stay together. Researchers from the National Marriage Project surveyed couples on their religious practices and general satisfaction with their marriage. They found that couples who attended services together were more satisfied with their relationships, reports a Religion News Service story in the Huffington Post. Black couples were most likely to attend services together, said the study (which asked only one member of each given relationship for responses).