Lately, I have been hearing a lot of disruption on the yoking of a believer or non-believer. The Bible does not encourage it, but at the same time, I read this: But to the rest I, not the Lord, say: If any brother has a wife who does not believe, and she is willing to live with him, let him not divorce her. And a woman who has a husband who does not believe, if he is willing to live with her, let her not divorce him. For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband; otherwise your children would be unclean, but now they are holy. But if the unbeliever departs, let him depart; a brother or a sister is not under bondage in such cases. But God has called us to peace. For how do you know, O wife, whether you will save your husband? Or how do you know, O husband, whether you will save your wife?
1 Corinthians 7:12-16
To be sanctified isn't to be automatically saved, but it brings the presence of God in his or her life that may not have been there before.
I may not be able to convert my husband, but I can help him understand and appreciate the Christian view and understand us a little more. He does believe in a God, so we do have that; however he doesn't have structure of any sort and does not live for God or believe in heaven or hell. He just sees God as the creator and that "god" is the God for everyone. "My god is your god...just not your religion".
I live for God, but I feel bad because I have never really dedicated my whole day to God and lived exactly for him. I am a bad Christian for that and other sins. He and I may not bond exactly through praise of Jesus Christ, but he might pray to God if nothing else. At least God hears him. Even if in denial of Jesus, my husband sees "his" god as the "same" as mine. I don't know how I feel about that, but I pray for him because I want for him like everyone else -- to know the Christian God. But because I want it, that doesn't mean it will happen. You cant force anything on anyone. But, you can always pray for them.
I have had a lot to think about.Have you ever been in a relationship with a non-believer? What hope can you give to someone who is in a marriage with a non-believer?