When I married my husband 16 years ago, I thought I was marrying a saved man. Two years in, I realized if he was a Christian, he sure wasn’t living like one.
Paul writes to the Corinthians, “Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness?” (2 Cor. 6:14). Here, Paul specifically writes to the Corinthians to avoid relationships with unbelievers that could test their fidelity to Christ through idol worship. Today, Paul’s words apply to any relationship that can pull us off the path of Jesus.
When we take on the yoke of Christ (Matt. 11:29–30), life is hard plowing when we’re harnessed to an unbeliever, whether the unbeliever is a good friend, a business partner, or a spouse.
Walk in a worthy manner.
Perhaps you are recently saved yourself and when you married, both you and your husband weren’t Christians. Perhaps like me, you thought your husband was a Christian and then realized that to not be true. Perhaps your husband has walked away from Jesus and now rejects him.
In any of these circumstances, you find yourself unequally yoked and in covenant relationship with a man who doesn’t follow The Man, Jesus. What do you do?
[Read the rest of the article at The Resurgence.]