Originally Posted by Darnetta
My husband believes in God but he dosen't have any faith. He dosen't understand the importance of prayer and doesen't think that it's necessary.He doubts God. I believe that he is blocking our blessings. I think we are unequally yoked. Should I stick around or chalk it up as a loss and let go now? I son't know if trying to make it work is worth it if it isn't in Gods plan. I do love him. I need some advice from someone who knows.
Darnetta - look, I don't know you and you don't know me but I feel comfortable being honest with you since you are here asking this question.
I know you believe your husband has no faith and perhaps he does not... the inwardness of another human being is hard to really measure, I think. I recognize the frustration of not knowing where your spouse is coming from on spiritual issues but just realize that we all have to sort these issues out on our own sometimes. We have to let people find their way.
In the meantime, though, you may have to ask yourself some tough questions. Is your commitment to your husband based upon his beliefs? Would the loving thing be to divorce him or remain his partner? God has placed you in this relationship to learn how to love another human being and to grow in wisdom. I don't think God would want you to now divorce your husband because he doesn't seem to believe in Him. You think your husband is blocking blessings from God? I don't think God works like that. He blesses us individually and can bless two partners in marriage, but one person's failure does not affect the other with respect to God. Darnetta, what blessings are you talking about anyway?
Really, Darnetta, God has you and all of us in the various situations of life to grow us up. Perhaps you are being short-sighted. If you divorce your husband because he does not believe like you do, he may be left with the impression that Christians are petty and dispose of their wives/husbands because they disagree on spiritual issues. Your heart ought to really ache right now at even the thought of divorcing this man but somehow your words seem to be cavalier and casual. I think you ought to take a very serious look at yourself and consider where you are at because, quite frankly, I find the idea of divorcing another person for the reasons you stated to be very petty.
I don't say these things to hurt you; I hope you can believe that. But the truth is sometimes hard to hear, I know. But if I were you, I would want nothing less from someone.