“Wives with Unsupportive Husbands, Do This...”Categories: Evangelism, Faithfulness
This evangelism challenge is only for wives whose husbands have no interest in the truth. What should a woman do in that situation? Should she demand that her husband come to church? Cram the truth down his throat? Nag him constantly about his lack of support? No.
Peter gives us the answer in 1 Peter 3:1-2: In the same way, you wives, be submissive to your own husbands so that even if any of them are disobedient to the word, they may be won without a word by the behavior of their wives, as they observe your chaste and respectful behavior.
The way wives are to influence their husbands is through submission and through chaste, respectful behavior. Words are not effective at convincing someone who doesn’t want to be convinced. Peter says pointedly that husbands “may be won without a word.” What’s effective is a godly example.
So, ladies, if you are married to a man who refuses to serve God or support your efforts to do so, challenge yourself to bite your tongue and simply show him by your actions that you are genuinely committed to God. This is your best chance at winning your husband over to the gospel.