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Grandma, the poverty line is a JOKE! Most of the persons whom the government defines as in poverty are not poor in any ordinary sense of the term. In 2005, the typical household defined as "poor" by the government had a car and air conditioning. For entertainment, the household had two color televisions, cable or satellite TV, a DVD player, and a VCR. If there were children in the home, the family had a game system, such as an Xbox or a PlayStation. In the kitchen, the household had a refrigerator, an oven and stove, and a microwave. Other household conveniences included a clothes washer, clothes dryer, ceiling fans, a cordless phone, and a coffee maker. That's not poverty.
---Jed on 9/3/13


You said you were able to make it on minimum wage for years. Did that include health insurance also?

Health insurance can be VERY expensive, especially for a family, if it's not provided for by one's employer. Unfortunately, many employers these days (for example, Walmart) avoid such responsibility by ensuring that employees are part-time, and don't qualify for employer-subsidized health insurance.
---StrongAxe on 9/3/13

Jed: While I was mistaken about minimum wage growth, the US government threshold for poverty, for a family of four, in 2013, is $23,550 a year. A person working 40 hours a week, at $7.25 an hour, for 52 weeks, with no vacations or sick time, will earn $15,080 a year. Please tell me where, in the 48 contiguous states, one person can support a family of four, with medical, food, housing, transportation, and all the other expenses a growing family needs, when they are living $6,470 below the poverty line?
---Grandma on 9/3/13

Grandma, It was just a few years ago that I was adequately able to provide for a family of 4 on minimum wage without any government assistance. It wasn't until the past 2-3 years that I have been making a little more than minimum wage.

It also appears that YOU need to do your research. Your claim that minimum wage has not gone up in decades is completely false. Minimum wage has gone up $2.10 since 2006. Actually, over the past decade, minimum wage has increased a little more than the cost of living has.
---Jed on 9/3/13

Jed: Please do some research. Back when you, Shira and I were earning minimum wage it was possible to live on minimum wage. But, you can't deny that it has not gone up in decades. Yet, the cost of living has. Reaserch the poverty line, and you will see that I'm speaking the facts.
---Grandma on 9/3/13

Grandma, a person can take care of themselves on minimum wage without welfare. I provided for my wife and 2 kids making minimum wage for years without government assistance. And I was the only wage earner in my house. And we didn't even really struggle.
---Jed on 9/3/13

If I might add Sisters, one thing I notice alot of young men especially and young women have not gotten reality of marriage comes RESPONSIBILITY!

alot of them do not know what to do like pay rent, prepare for expecting a baby, things that are apply for married life!

They are all into the love stuff! Reality check comes when like now, the guy realizes wow! I got to go to work? Not all but yes! There are people who live a fairytale romance and horrified at the reality of a real marriage..
---Lidia4796 on 9/3/13

If he doesn't want to work, I guess he doesn't need to eat!
---catherine on 9/3/13

Shira: those hard workers, at minimum wage, are dependent on the government for food stamps and Medicaid.

As for China, Congress gives tax breaks to the corporations that sent our jobs overseas. That began during the Bush II administration. As of last year, those tax breaks were still in effect.

Labor is much cheaper overseas. Unfortunately the working conditions there are horrendous.
---Grandma on 9/2/13

grandma, actually I do understand. believe it or not, I do. I have watched a nation of hard workers become the dependents of the government. government needs to let up on the small business and for that matter large business and remove all the red tape so the Chinese can stop making all the mega bucks.
---shira4368 on 9/2/13

Moreover, most employees at Walmart and fast food restaurants are not just starting out. They're older, with families to support. People whose jobs were outsourced are usually older, and when their unemployment is exhausted, what's left but minimum wage. Hard to start over when you have a family to support.
---Grandma on 9/2/13

Shira: What you don't understand is that minimum wage has not gone up in decades. But, the cost of living has skyrocketed. If the starting minimum wage had kept constant with inflation, it would be $22 an hour, instead of $7.25 an hour. I challenge you to live on today's minimum wage.

Also, I am observant. You are talking about stereotypes, which are not the norm. I worked in the inner city, and saw the effects of the poverty of minimum wage.

It is true, that 40 hours at $7.25 an hour is BELOW today's poverty line, according to U.S.govenment poverty line.
---Grandma on 9/2/13

gramma, I agree with you but on the other hand, I did mention walmart minimum wage job is on the ladder of life. we all start at the bottom. makes me wonder how many have cell phones and $200.00 sneakers, a new car. just be observant. I know what its like to live on a minimum wage salary. once I couldn't even afford a little tube of lipstick at 29 cents. I also know what its like to see the outside from inside your home...thru the walls. we now live in a me me me society.
---shira4368 on 9/2/13

Shira: A minimum wage job, at full time hours, still leaves the employee living BELOW the poverty line, and eligible for Food Stamps and Medicaid. If an employee wants to live without those benefits, they need to work 70 hours a week, and live in a cheap apartment with no vehicle. If the employee has children, that means they never see their kids, or spouse if they have one.

Sure there are minimum wage jobs. A person can't live on the income, unless they work every waking hour, which means never having time for school to qualify for better employment.
---Grandma on 9/1/13

gramma, you can look in every paper and see the jobs. no one wants to do those lowly jobs. walmart is a free enterprise at work. everyone has the same opportunity. walmart should not be considered a career but a stepping place while we are being educated. what kind of work does someone want who does not even have a high school education. most people have an opportunity to go to school. I know there is an occasional one with some circumstances but they are rare. I had an opportunity and I chose to get married at 18 and have children. that is just what I was taught to do. I'm glad things have changed.
---shira4368 on 9/1/13

I was giving you the truth the way you give it. You told Rita she doesn't know who you might know here, in your defense of calling me naive. My reply was a correction, because if you knew me, you'd know I'm the opposite. I've experienced stuff, not voluntarily, that many people can't comprehend. I've also hung out with many people that most good Christians cringe at the thought of knowing.
---Grandma on 8/25/13

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People, there is no need for hostility. Everyone has their personal reasons why people do not have a job. It is not always because they do not want to work, it all depend on location, and jobs available. Some area's where jobs appear, they most likely go to relatives of those who work there already. There is no need to get upset at anyone. I do not like those who can work and don't even try. Some others believe that they deserve to get more money because of their education. There is many reasons why people are out of work. It is not always for one reason.
---Mark_V. on 8/26/13

grandma...Thank you for the encouraging words, especially the "rude and ignorant" comment. Seems like my saying you are naive really made you angry. Could it be because I was right?
---KarenD on 8/25/13

To Elder, all respect to you & your wife.just want to say thankyou for your wonderfull comment on "What's up -August 2013"
Love of Jesus!
---Lidia4796 on 8/25/13

Karen: Wow. I don't know what Bible you read, but mine shows Jesus as loving toward His follower. Scripture also teaches to speak the truth in love. Haven't seen that from you ever, and I've been lurking far longer than I've been posting.
---Grandma on 8/25/13

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KarenD - I feel terribly sorry for you and the state you find yourself in. For once I agree with you. It WILL be best that I ignore all you say from this day forth so that is EXACTLY what I will do.
---Rita_H on 8/24/13

grandma...Last time I checked the Bible says we are to be like Jesus. Jesus told things as they were. He did not treat adults like children.
---KarenD on 8/24/13

Karen: You don't know me at all. If you did, you would never have called me naive.

I am surprised that you would equate your rude, ignorant behavior with Christ's righteousness. He called out sin. He knew the Pharisees' thoughts, and the money changers were sinning. You just behave rudely and claim it's righteousness.
---Grandma on 8/24/13

(a mom, obviously the case with your daughter is not what we are talking about here. We are talking about people with chronic employment problems.
---Jed on 8/19/13)
My apologies Jed for missing the obvious. I had not read all that was posted here, I had initially responded to what I saw at the top of the list of blogs. My mistake.
However, my daughter had what some, looking from the outside, might call chronic employment problems, given the sorts of judgments that are out there, based primarily on superficial, yet partial evidence.
---a_mom on 8/24/13

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KarenD, you do not know anyone here well enough to decide that they are naive.
You treat people here very discourteously on many occasions. There are ways of saying things - some good, some bad. Please strive for the good.
---Rita_H on 8/23/13

It always amazes me how some people's self-righteousness shows through even on these blogs. Oh wait, Rita doesn't like the way I answer people on these blogs sometimes. I'll give you a clue, Rita. If you don't like my answers, don't read them. Wonder what Rita would have said to Jesus when he was talking so rude to the money changers in the temple or to the religious leaders? I'm also wondering how Rita thinks she knows that I don't know people on these blogs.
---KarenD on 8/23/13

KarenD, you do not know anyone here well enough to decide that they are naive.

You treat people here very discourteously on many occasions. There are ways of saying things - some good, some bad. Please strive for the good.
---Rita_H on 8/23/13

& Agrave,
---Nana on 8/23/13

Steven, you say,
" Have you not read the bible? about end time prophesy?" about how christians will be persecuted? the warnings to end time christians?"
Christians have been persecuted all through history. Many apostles had their heads cut off. End time prophecy nowhere states genuine Christians will fall and be lost. People that fall from the faith were never committed to Christ. "They went out from us, but they were not of us, for if they had been of us, they would have continued with us, but they went out that they might be made manifest, that none of them were of us" (1 John 2:19). Jesus sustains the believers to the end guiltless in the day of the Lord Jesus Christ" ( 1 Cor.1:7-9).
---Mark_V. on 8/22/13

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Acts 17:30 "And the times of this ignorance God winked at, but now commandeth all men every where to repent:..."
This fellow has man as a passive non-agent who God sifts to and fro, believes in only one force/agent in the world, God.

See these:
"Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat:"
Matthew 13:37_39 "He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man,
The field is the world, the good seed are the children of the kingdom, but the tares are the children of the wicked one,
The enemy that sowed them is the devil, the harvest is the end of the world, and the reapers are the angels."
---Nana on 8/22/13

Mark_V.: "If you are talking about genuine Christians, they don't turn their backs on Christ. They are slaves to God. Bought and paid for."

Are you so naive that you do not understand? Have you not read the bible? about end time prophesy? about how christians will be persecuted? the warnings to end time christians?

And about how christians will leave the faith in droves? Why is that? Because their love have fallen into dispair. They have been caught up in Satan's web - the web of what is happening in today's world. Oh faithless generation, how much longer?

Mark V, You may be safe now in your little corner of the world, but the time is near that will change all your comfort. May God have mercy on your ignorance.
---Steveng on 8/21/13

Hello,Let me say (respectfully) at one time, myself went to those day- labor, mostly low level factory jobs,or food produce, my point yes! They Do take out taxes, also, they take out for van ( transport) you to the worksite . Some here out of business, for Good thank God! sexualharrassment,cheating illegals & attacked physically,coming out /work.
Sad part some people suffer because of the stupidity of others, yes! Innocent people get caught in the " krisskross" dirty dealings ...
If I had a son or daughter now at home, I would not allow them in these places.. too,much violence,mess..
---Lidia4796 on 8/20/13

Karen: The day labor sites I've seen were businesses that took out taxes and did all the legitimate paperwork. Illegals wouldn't be able to get work there, unless they had a counterfeit Green Card.
---Grandma on 8/20/13

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grandma....I too have seen those lines for day laborers. They are much smaller since the government has been cracking down on illegals more. Many cities have outlawed those day labor lines around their towns. Those lines were still around when this country was doing very well. While ministering in the homeless population we found that many of those who want to drop off the radar go to those lines to get work. No taxes to pay that way and no child support taken out of their payments.
---KarenD on 8/20/13

Karen: I am definitely not naive. I questioned you because I believe you were generalizing about why people had quit that job.

As to whether or not people can find a job, I tend to look at how many jobs were outsourced to countries like China and India, and then I look at the classified ads where I live. I also research the different states' unemployment rates. I believe it is ignorant to say anyone who wants to work can find a job. I've seen the lines where they hire day laborer a.
---Grandma on 8/19/13

RitaH...My answer is simple. If you knew my husband you would know that he is not disappointed in my comments on here. He does not believe in treating adults like children. When devoted missionaries and pastors in other countried are being persecuted, imprisoned and even killed, many Christian parents in this country coddle their grown children and enable them to not grow up. It is naive to think people cannot find jobs when there are jobs all over this country and people don't want to make sacrifices to get and keep a job.
---KarenD on 8/19/13

a mom, obviously the case with your daughter is not what we are talking about here. We are talking about people with chronic employment problems.
---Jed on 8/19/13

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Karen: I'm not naive. I believe you were making a generalization about why those people quit.
---Grandma on 8/19/13

KarenD were the last seven words of your latest entry to Grandma really necessary? Could you not have made your comment without them? I feel that, as a pastor's wife, you let your husband down - quite often here - with your caustic comments. Could you please try to modify how you answer people?
---Rita_H on 8/19/13

Steven, what caused you to answer with this statement?
"Satan is the god of this world and his time is short and is doing everything in his power to break the souls of men so that man will turn his back on God." What passage states that satan is using his power to break the souls of men so that man will turn there backs on God? And what does that have to do with people losing their jobs and not finding one? All descendants of Adam are condemned already. how can satan break the souls of men away from God? They are already turned away, already doing the desires of their father the devil. If you are talking about genuine Christians, they don't turn their backs on Christ. They are slaves to God. Bought and paid for.
---Mark_V. on 8/19/13

Jed, I agree that a loving parent puts the childs needs and safety first. My daughter did not want to quit for that reason, but I did not want to see a very bad situation become worse. When several men would gang up on her, cornering her, I could not in good conscience tell her to stay. Id rather assume responsibility for a time than allow her to be abused. She quickly got another job, 2 in fact.
---a_mom on 8/19/13

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For me, putting food in my kids mouths is more important than my comfort or even safety at work. I would and have worked in places where I was harrassed and treated unfairly until I could secure other work because feeding my family is more important than my feelings or comfort, and providing for my family is nobody's responsibility except mine. But apparently, that's just me. When it gets to the point where providing for your family becomes more important than yourself, then you will never have trouble gettint work.
---Jed on 8/18/13

"Unless they had another job already lined up, any reason for quitting is a stupid reason". Oh really? As a mom, I encouraged my daughter with 2 small children to quit her job when she was sexually harrassed. I have no doubt that was the right thing to do, trusting that she'd eventually be able to find work. Personally, I'd rather assume some of her responsibilities than see her in danger.
---a_mom on 8/18/13

Grandma...I did not say that EVERYONE who quit did so because they did not want to get up in the morning. For a grandma, you are very naive.
---KarenD on 8/18/13


You wrote: Unless they had another job already lined up, any reason for quitting is a stupid reason. You don't quit your job unless you are moving on to a better job that you already have lined up.

While it may be harder to find a new job if you don't already have one, it's naive to assume tha this is the ONLY criterion one should use for quitting.

There are many reasons to quit a job. if one is harrassed by an employer or co-workers, or asked to do something unethical (e.g. lie to customers or do transactions under the table), or if logistics are impractical (e.g. you work nights, have no car, and buses don't run, so you have to walk or take a cab to/from work), or if the job affects your health, etc.
---StrongAxe on 8/17/13

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Karen , did the people who quit their jobs at the call center actually tell you they didn't want to get up and work, or are you just assuming that's their reason for quitting? How would you know why everyone who quits, quits for that reason?

---Grandma on 8/17/13

Unless they had another job already lined up, any reason for quitting is a stupid reason. You don't quit your job unless you are moving on to a better job that you already have lined up.
---Jed on 8/17/13

Grandma....This was not the first job that they left soon after taking the job. These same people are wanting to work in the ministry, but never want to be faithful. And yes they have said they don't want to get up to go work or anything else. And their parents support them.
---KarenD on 8/17/13


I am not talking about chit-chat. My friend worked at an insurance pre-authorization center. If people called in and didn't have their details together, he had to sit and wait for them. He COULD have said "call back when you're prepared" to increase his call numbers, but that would violate ethics and company policy (although many employees did that).

If someone batched ten authorizations that took 20 minutes rather than 10 3 minute calls, he would get credit for 1 20 minute call (horrid) rather than 10 2 minute authorizations (excellent) because they measured by call, not successful authorization. I.e. he got actively penalized for doing his job well, rather than being rude to customers to boost his numbers.
---StrongAxe on 8/17/13

Karen , did the people who quit their jobs at the call center actually tell you they didn't want to get up and work, or are you just assuming that's their reason for quitting? How would you know why everyone who quits, quits for that reason?
---Grandma on 8/17/13

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"God won't help me."

That's the common theme I'm hearing everywhere I go today. You people point your finger to lazy unemployed, no jobs, etc without considering the true reason - Satan. Satan is the god of this world and his time is short and is doing everything in his power to break the souls of men so that man will turn his back on God.

The world is in a crisis and will get a lot worse as days go on. Keep meditating on the word of God and pray continually.

And, most of all, don't lose faith. It's the only thing christians have going for them as we near the end.
---Steveng on 8/17/13

What's happening in Detroit is just the beginning of troubles. Christians will be the hardest hit. But...

Having a marketable skill is the only way a person will be able to survive the end-time tribulation. These include carpentry, welding, mechanic, gunsmithing, first aid, animal husbandry, sewing, plumbing, etc.

One suggestion I have been telling my students (I am California state certified to teach college) is to build a solid financial foundation as soon as possible. One way is to purchase an apartment building. You live in one apartment while your tenants pay mortage and upkeep. At least you'll have a roof over your head and food on the table. Credit? Not yours. The banks will mostly look at your tenant's credit.
---Steveng on 8/17/13

StrongAxe...I have worked in a call center and am familiar with their process. They are in the business to make money, not to have their employees chit-chat with the customers. I know several people who work there and are very happy with their jobs. I also know even more who have not even completed the training because they didn't want to get up and go to work.
---KarenD on 8/17/13


You wrote: A call center where I live cannot keep employees.

Call center jobs tend to be highly stressful, and have high turnover rates because people just burn out.

They also tend to favor quantity over quality, so employees who try to give quality service to customers rather than churning calls as quickly as possible get penalized rather than rewarded.

I know one person who lost his call center job for just this reason. Several months later, that call center was severely under-staffed because the had let many people go for the same reason, and their short-sighted call metrics had come back to haunt them.
---StrongAxe on 8/17/13

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KarenD: Many states limit the amount of the benefits a person is eligible for regardless of how many children they have.
---Grandma on 8/16/13

THERE ARE JOBS OUT THERE. So many people just don't really want to work. A call center where I live cannot keep employees. Those who do want to work won't move for the job. Throughout my 45+ career (many of those years as a single mother) I did whatever it took to have a job. I NEVER had food stamps or APPLIED for any kind of help from the government. Our generation was taught that receiving WELFARE was something that was not acceptable. Food stamps is WELFARE. I do realize that there are those who need food stamps to feed their family since they chose to have too many kids. Those who truly need food stamps (disabled and senior citizens) can consider it is a chance to get back some of the taxes they paid.
---KarenD on 8/16/13

Jed: I did a ton of fact checking regarding my posts. I even used an online calculator to figure out eligibility. Google food stamp calculator if you don't believe me.

I'm not sure what you believe is lies. But, everything I posted is true.
---Grandma on 8/16/13

Jed, I believe there is truely many people out there that cannot find a job. A lot of it depends where they live. Small towns are the worse. If a job comes out, a family member usually gets it. The others without work don't even get a chance to apply. Oh, we can say, why don't they move? Many have their homes and don't want to lose them. Of course there is also man who looked for a job for a long time, and later just give up. They get lazy. But every case is different, there is many circumstances involve. It is not just cut and dry.
---Mark_V. on 8/16/13

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\\cluny, you will never convince me people can't find a job.\\

I know. You hate being confronted with facts that conflict with what you've determined to be reality.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 8/15/13

Wow, almost nothing of what Grandma has said is actually true. I really pity people like her who's world view is based completely on lies and falsehoods.
---Jed on 8/15/13

Shira: Right now, people working full time, getting paid minimum wage, qualify for food stamps and Medicaid. Also, we have 5,000 of our military personnel who receive food stamps.

Most minimum wage workers live below the poverty line in the U.S. It could be all of them. We have millions of people who are poor, working full time.

Still, the rate for unemployment in a lot of states, including mine, is over 7%. In mine, it's 8.7% That only counts the people receiving unemployment benefits. It does not count the people who have exhausted their benefits, or are working part time.
---Grandma on 8/15/13

Cluny, have those friends of yours applied everywhere including McDonalds and other places they don't want to work? Or do they only try for jobs that they like? Are they willing to do any job in order to gain employment? Or only jobs that are good enough for them? Or do they not even apply at low-paying jobs because they think they are over-qualified and too valuable for those kinds of jobs? And most importantly, are they receiving unemployment benefits?
---Jed on 8/15/13

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If people are able to work and they arent it is because they are failing at their present job. That job is finding work.
How come someone can come to this country, not speak the language, never have worked here before and find jobs? It is because they are willing to work.
There is never a time that I didn't work when I didn't have a job. I have painted, hung drywall, repaired fences, installed doors, washed windows, cut grass, cleaned yards, repaired cars, and more and more.
It was my job to work and find a job and I always have!
---Elder on 8/15/13

Shira: I also forgot to mention that people who don't have children are not eligible for the cash assistance or "Welfare." Only parents of dependent children are eligible. There is a five year lifetime limit.

Social Security Disability is not Welfare.

As I mentioned before, there are millions of workers working full time at minimum wage jobs, who are eligible for food stamps and Medicaid.

Walmart and McDonald's both tell their new employees that they should plan on working 70 hours a week if they want to survive in today's economy.

What's disgusting is that the Waltons, who own Walmart, are billionaires. Yet, we taxpayers are supporting them by providing benefits to most of their employees.
---Grandma on 8/15/13

cluny, you will never convince me people can't find a job. the problem is the jobs that are available pay minimum wage and no one can live on that. welfare and food stamps make more than some trying to work.
---shira4368 on 8/15/13

\\and their are positions and anyone can find a job.
---shira4368 on 8/14/13\\

I know several people who have tried for years and cannot.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 8/14/13

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maybe he is just a lazy bum. anyone who won't work, shouldn't eat. there are jobs and their are positions and anyone can find a job.
---shira4368 on 8/14/13

I have seen this complaint about unemployed husbands several times before.

There is a possibility that this man suffers from depression--either reactive as a result of not being able to find a job, or clinical, which is a PHYSICAL disease.

Have you considered checking this out?

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 8/13/13

Thankyou,Sis.Rita, with the utmost respect that was exactly my point.
You speak perfect english so nobody can be confused...
Excellante post!

Love of Jesus!
---Lidia4796 on 8/13/13

If he is capable of working but WILL NOT DO SO then his stomach might be the first place to start. STOP filling it for him. Explain that the food appears on the table because someone worked to place it there, even if it came from a food bank. If you did all the collecting, preparing, cooking, serving, cleaning up after all meals whilst he does nothing then that should change. He must be kept active even if only peeling vegetables and using a vacuum cleaner.

You are his wife, not his servant or slave.

If he has money from you for other things then stop giving it to him. If you are 100% homekeeper and mother then he should be provider. If you provide he should keep house etc. This will never change unless you become very tough
---Rita_H on 8/13/13

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Tracy, if you are a Christian, no advice will comfort you other then the dependecy you should have with God. God is the One you should turn to when you find you cannot control something in your life. Go to Him, not to man. Many will give you their own experiences and none will be just like what you are experiencing. Put your faith in God and you will see wonders come from Him. Since we are all one body in Christ, the greatest help you can get from others is prayer, depend on God.
---Mark_V. on 8/12/13

Hello, will be glad to pray for him. It's difficult, been there same as you..
It should be a motivator to see wow! No food on the table, billsmounting up, rent to be paid ( God is able) If he is not saved then, of coarse he may be lax on belief, but when I was married.. I quit doing everything, it soon got him motivated! He went got himself, a JOB! also agencies online for real jobs!
my neighbors say legitimate jobs, some pay good money for you work online then in a office
They deposit $ into your bank account. checkout Youtube have seen advertisement/ jobs.
---Lidia4796 on 8/11/13

Grandma: "The only advice I can give you is to pray for your husband."

What about ALL of us pray for it is written that we must confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. Even though you don't know this person's name, God knows who we are praying for.

If he has a problem finding work it's about time he created his own work. There are many books at the library showing how to start your own business. Business Opportunity magazines can be bought at the supermarkets that will give ideas about making money in one's spare time.
---Steveng on 8/11/13

And how long has he been unemployed?

Remember that a long period of unemployment while unsuccessfully job hunting can remove all motivation to find work.

This is NOT the easiest economy to seek a job.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 8/9/13

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tracy, my husband was unsaved until 2004..feb 24th. it took prayer and the death of my daughter to soften his heart. he was the hard heartest person I ever met. God got hold of him and wouldn't turn loose. now..I will see him in heaven. that day isn't so far away for me.
---shira4368 on 8/9/13

Tracy, Hunger is a great motivator. Jesus said "if he doesn't want to work, neither let him eat"!
---1st_cliff on 8/8/13

How old is your husband? Has he ever worked? Is he a Christian? Why isn't he working? Does he have mental health issues? Answer these questions.

The only advice I can give you is to pray for your husband.
---Grandma on 8/8/13

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