What do you do when your husband doesn’t love Jesus?
How do you submit when you don’t share a belief system?
That was my mother’s struggle. For over 10 years, she was married to my father. In many regards he was a great man, but he had many areas of weakness.
Here is her story of how she attempted to be Proverbs 31 woman and an Ephesians 5 wife while married to a non-Christian:
My Mother’s Testimony
I met my husband, Dean, while I was in high school. He was a customer at the drug store I worked at. I liked his smile. We dated for half my senior year of high school, and then got engaged when I was going away to college, planning to wait until I graduated to get married. We moved the date up a few times until we finally settled on spring break of my freshman year at school. I commuted to school while we lived in Colorado. I wasn’t a big partier, but I could keep up with Dean, even though I wasn’t legally old enough to drink. We moved about every two years, and it wasn’t until we moved to Hong Kong and then Singapore that I realized there was a problem in our marriage. I used to blame the staying out drinking on his friends until I realized the problem followed us around the world. By the time I realized there was a problem we were living in Singapore; and it’s hard to leave your husband when you live in a foreign country. Not only did he have a drinking problem, but we were both trying to be the head of the house.