Maman2x - posted on 02/10/2012 ( 6 moms have responded )
Hi, my name is Marie. I'm new here. I was raised in a Christian family and was saved at a young age. When I was a teenager, I kept going to church and still believed in God. However, I rebelled against all the Christian "rules" and didn't want to live as a Christian. I went to church until I left my parents' home at 17. After that, I met my future husband, had children and got married. During that whole time, I still believed in God, I knew that I was sinning, but wasn't ready to follow Him. Finally, after 15 years, I came back to the Lord.
It has caused several fights with my DH. He was raised Catholic and he is against organized religion as he calls it and reading a book that is written by men (the Bible). He says the churches are corrupted and he doesn't want anything to do with it and he doesn't want the children near it or anything else "religious". I can't read the Bible or listen to Christian music while he is around. I do it in my office at home, behind a closed door. I don't pray before my meals so that I don't agravate him. I don't talk about God at all at home, I don't get preachy because I know that will just push him away. However, I pray every day for my DH to be saved, and for God to help me be a good wife to him.
My DH lets me go to church even if he's not happy about it. However, he won't let me bring the children. They are 6 and 3. My oldest has asked me what I do in church and that's about the only question she asked me. I didn't invite her because my DH wouldn't approve. I know that since my DH isn't saved, the responsibility of raising our children in the faith is mine. I would love to be able to do that, but I need my DH to allow me to. I pray regularly so that I could bring my children to church, teach the about God, Jesus, the Bible, etc.
Could you please pray for my husband and children?
BTW, my husband is really a great guy, but when it comes to faith, it's something else.