He and I were both brought up in church; however, we were brought up in different churches with different beliefs. We are both Christian with a lot of the same beliefs, it's just that some of the things he has been taught differ slightly from what I have been taught. When we got married, I began going to church with him and that is where I continue to go and take our daughters.
We both believe in the power of prayer and pray prior to our meal with our family at dinner. After reading the dare, I realized that although we pray together prior to meals, that is the only time that we have prayed together.
I had to go to his house to take some things to our girls, as they were spending the night with him. I told him that something I wished that we had done as a couple was to pray together. I was hoping that this would open the window of opportunity for us to pray together at that moment, but he responded with "We haven't prayed together because we have differing opinions of religion. That's been an issue in our marriage on top of everything else." I didn't know if at that moment I should ask him to pray with me or not, since he was so quick to say what he did. I didn't press the issue. I don't think God frowned upon me for not pushing it, I feel that sometimes religion is shoved down peoples throats and it can be off putting, rather than progressive, and I felt that was what He wanted me to avoid at that moment. That seed of thought has been planted in his mind, though. I pray that he too will pray about it and that the opportunity will present itself again for us to pray together and that he will be open to it.
I am in round 5 and yet have accomplished this dare by praying with my husband due to my husband's unbelief however Christ has me complete it in other ways...so know you did the best you could and did not force or manipulate the situation...done by His will is all He asks and the rest is in His hands as you know?
A family that prays together stays together. And what possible difference could there be that prevent praying together? You both believe in the same God do you not?