For the unbelieving husband has been sanctified through his wife, and the unbelieving wife has been sanctified through her believing husband.
Wives, in the same way be submissive to your husbands so that, if any of them do not believe the word, they may be won over without words by the behavior of their wives, when they see the purity and reverence of your lives.
I admire your commitment to your wedding vows and your disdain of divorce.
At 26, he had a surgery that made having babies not an option. I am determined not to divorce, and I'm reluctant to reverse our decision (and surgery) about not having children since the reason I decided not to still remains: I'm too afraid to raise a child without a Christian husband.
Please advise me on the right way to live under these circumstances that I've created for myself. I'm so glad you did because I want to assure you and encourage you that while those articles speak to where you are, they were not written to condemn you.
I wish you a long and fruitful marriage that bears witness to God's involvement in your life.
Sincerely, CANDICE WATTERS (A note to unmarried readers: If you're concerned you may be prone to make the same or similar mistakes in your own dating and relationship decisions, you may want to read "What Does a Biblical Relationship Look Like?
Both are powerful testimonies to your husband of your faith.
I would encourage you to keep praying daily for him both in your quiet time as well as in agreement with other mature believers (keeping in mind that prayer for him should not be confused with gossiping about him).
Emerson Eggerichs (available both as a two-day seminar and a DVD). Eggerichs shows how much power you have to improve the condition of your marriage, even without the participation of your spouse.
Of course, if your husband would watch it with you, all the better.
At that point I would encourage you to be open to your husband's decision, keeping in mind what Paul wrote about your faith sanctifying your children.