Evidently just belief and prayer aren't enough.
Attendance at religious services is the only faith-related activity that predicts improved chances of fidelity in marriage, according to the research.So, sure, you can worship God on the golf course as much as you can at church. But you are missing out on teaching, fellowship and accountability that comes with regular church attendance.
Other factors, including prayer, were found to have no unique bearing, statistically, on whether couples fooled around on each other.
In fact, those who said religion was very important to them but who didn't get to church often were more likely than others in the study to have had an affair.
Survey participants who rarely if ever attend services were about four times more likely to have had an affair compared to those who attend services with great frequency.
Looks like Paul had this one right:
Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.