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The Bible speaks about being equally yoked with your spouse. I was not a christian when I married. What do I do?

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one pirpose in life is to help people fine a personal relationship with God which come though knowing jesus christ
---chi_ivo on 3/28/08

The Bible teaches to stay in the same situation that you were in when you become saved. Also, you can possibly win him over by a gental and quite spirit. The Bible teaches that if he wants to remain with you once you are saved, let him stay but if he leaves, you are not bound to him and may remarry. AS far as your spiritual conditional is concerned, it is not threatened because of the marriage. Pray for his salvation. Blessings to you
---jody on 2/26/08

I wasn't a Christian either when I got married. Neither was my husband. We both came to the Lord 7 & 1/2 years ago and got baptized together. We weren't unequally yoked. Unequally yoked means if your a Christian (believer) and your spouse isn't or vice versa. You didn't become a Christian until after you got married, so all you can do now is pray for your husband to find Jesus.
---Rebecca_D on 6/30/07

1 Corinthians 7:12-16 If your husband and you were in love when you married, then you, the woman have your own fate in your hands. If you behave lovingly and respectfully towards your husband, there is no reason why he won't treat you the same, and build-up trust in you. If he trusts you, and knows that you really love him, he will eventually allow you to talk to him about knowing Your Lord.
---harold on 6/30/07

Read the book of 1 Corinthians and study it for yourself. It discusses this matter specifically.
---Madison1101 on 6/30/07

Stay with your husband and be a godly influence to him. Pray for him. The Bible says you and your household shall be saved. Pray for him, be a godly wife. Don't harp on him to convert. Show him he needs to by your life and the way you live it.
---betty8468 on 6/29/07

(1) "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." (1 Corinthians 7:12-14)
---Bill_bila5659 on 6/29/07

(2) "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 7:15-16)
---Bill_bila5659 on 6/29/07

(3) "Wives, likewise, be submissive to your own husbands, that even if some do not obey the word, they, without a word, may be won by the conduct of their wives, when they observe your chaste conduct accompanied by fear. Do not let your adornment be merely outward---arranging the hair, wearing gold, or putting on fine apparel---rather let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God." (1 Peter 3:1-4)
---Bill_bila5659 on 6/29/07

The Apostle Paul covered this problem in one of his letters, saying, if the "unsaved" spouse is willing to stay, then let them stay, but if THEY want to leave, let them. As a believer you are to live your life in such a way that your spouse would grow to desire the same type of relationship that you have with Jesus Christ. You should earnestly pray for their salvation and do everything in your power to avoid being a hindrance to this end.
---tommy3007 on 6/29/07

(4) "And I will very gladly spend and be spent for your souls; though the more abundantly I love you, the less I am loved." (2 Corinthians 12:15)

This is Paul's example of how to love; and I would say this includes in marriage. Also >

"Do all things without complaining and disputing," (Philippians 2:14) > in God's love, we can do this easily.
---Bill_bila5659 on 6/29/07

(5) Our Apostles Paul and Peter wrote these things to us. Has anyone in your church told you these things, Sandra?

You can learn to love like this, and help others in your church to know these things and to love like this, also. EXAMPLE wins >

"nor as being lords over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock." (1 Peter 5:3) God BLESS you ! ! !
---Bill_bila5659 on 6/29/07

Lets read what Paul have to say.

1 Cor 7:14 states, "For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband: else were your children unclean; but now are they holy."

When a believer is involved in a marriage with an unbeliever, the marriage as well as the children born to that union are legitimate before God.
---Ramon on 6/29/07

Read I Corinthians 7.
---Ryan_Z on 6/29/07

#2 Therefore, the believer should live with the unbeliever and not seek to divide the marriage or the home. Furthermore, because the husband or wife is a believer, he/she may have a special influence so that the spouse is led to accept Christ (cf. 1 Pet 3:1-2).

You should pray to God in order for God to change your spouse and for your spouse to be lead to Christ and be saved. Invite your spouse to Church.
---Ramon on 6/29/07

#3 "But to the rest speak I, not the Lord: If any brother hath a wife that believeth not, and she be pleased to dwell with him, let him not put her away.

"And the woman which hath an husband that believeth not, and if he be pleased to dwell with her, let her not leave him."
(1 Cor 7:12-13)

"How do you know, wife, whether you will save your husband? Or, how do you know, husband, whether you will save your wife?" (1 Corinthians 7:16)
---Ramon on 6/29/07

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Being unequally yoked only applies to Christian and a Pagan [Worship of a god other than YHWH]. In any other case the term does not apply.
---notlaw99 on 6/29/07

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