To: The Path of Truth
Sent: Saturday, December 10, 2016 5:23 PM
I’ve been reading on your page and am finding a ton of truth.
I feel that I’ve been lead to stand for my marriage to be restored.
My husband has left and I know the Word calls him worse than a unbeliever because he no longer provides for us. I also know that in the Paul says that God has called me to peace. But then he says to be where ever the Lord has called you.
I believe God has called me to stand for our marriage and not seek out another husband. To pray for this man and grow in my relationship with the Lord during this time.
What are your thoughts on this subject?
Thanks for reading
From: Victor Hafichuk
Sent: Friday, December 16, 2016 7:26 AM
Subject: Re: Question
Does your husband profess faith in the living Lord Jesus Christ? Were you ever on the same page together, believing in Him? Are you walking in the faith of the Risen One?
The Scripture you cite about a man being worse than an infidel applies to the children of faith – not to the nominally religious who have never known Him.
“But if anyone does not provide for his own, and especially his family, he has denied the faith and is worse than an infidel” (1 Timothy 5:8 MKJV).
Why did your husband leave you and his children? Has he divorced you?
“Are you bound to a wife? Do not seek to be free. Are you loosed from a wife? Do not seek a wife” (1 Corinthians 7:27 MKJV).
You shouldn’t be seeking a husband even if your husband doesn’t come back.
I’m not sure what you mean by “standing for [your] marriage,” but the only thing called for is that you stand for the Lord. You can’t go wrong doing what is right in His sight, which covers all situations and people. Leave the rest up to Him.
“For how do you know, wife, whether you will save your husband?” (1 Corinthians 7:16 ESV)