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Sunday, January 9, 2011

What if my husband is not a believer?

by Jeanie Cullip
24/7 Moms Inspiration Editor

I was sent an e-mail from one of our readers with the question above.

This reader is not alone. This issue also occurred in the Corinthian church. One spouse would turn to Christ,but the other did not. Paul encourages those spiritually single with this scripture:

1 Corinthians 7:14a states for the unbelieving husband has been sanctified through his wife.
The believers faith when acted out in the home had an enormous influence over the entire household. There is hope that everyone would eventually make there own personal commitment to Jesus.

5 Steps to Winning Your Husband to Christ

1 Peter 3:1-6 tells those spiritually single that if you want to change your husband, live the kind of life that will bring him to the Lord. Those who are spiritually single have a mission field right in there own home, remember you do not have to do it alone. Pray, plant seeds and allow the Holy Spirit to do the rest.

  1. Live Out Your Faith

    Let your husband see the difference Jesus has made in you.

  2. Allow God to work on your Heart


    Pray that Jesus will create you into the woman you were meant to be. Let Him work in you to bring out love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self- control.

  3. Submit

    Allow your husband to be the head of your home. Consider his opinions, make what he cares about important to you and treat him with respect.

  4. Stay Quiet

    We like to talk our way into anything as women, however if you want to win your husband to Jesus, be quiet. You cannot talk your way or "nap" your husband into his salvation.

  5. Give your Husband Compliments & Encouragement

    If you want to see your husband grow and change, life him up! Encourage him, tell him thank you, and show him your appreciation for all that he does.

With Jesus a believing wife can win an unbelieving husband to Jesus.


Jeanie Cullip is a happily married, stay-at-home mommy of 3 children of her own and 2 step-children. Finding joy, love & hope right in her own back yard and sharing it with her neighbors near and far. In love with Jesus, loves to giggle & loves to drink coffee. She is a freelance writer residing in Gig Harbor. Find out a "latte" about Jeanie on Facebook. For questions and comments please e-mail her at cupofjoewithjeanie@yahoo.com

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3 Comments:

Blogger Susan J. Reinhardt said...

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Blessings,
Susan

January 9, 2011 at 1:46 PM  
Blogger lfhpueblo said...

I think the believer in the family should really ask everyone they know that is saved to pray along in agreement with them that their spouse will listen to the Holy Spirit and then accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.
I think their is great power in prayer especially when more than one is praying for the same exact thing.

January 9, 2011 at 8:25 PM  
Blogger Bonita12 said...

Thanks for this post. I often feel I have to drag my husband to church...now I understand a better way to go about it :)

January 10, 2011 at 6:21 AM  

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