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.
Your new evangelism challenge is simple. Do what Jesus said in Matthew 5:16: “Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.” That’s evangelism! Just show others your commitment to God by living for Him.
When you do this, people will notice that you’re different, and they’ll be curious why. Or they will automatically know why — because you’re a Christian. This is perhaps the single best evangelistic method there is.
Maybe you haven’t been standing up for what’s right among your co-workers. Maybe you haven’t been setting a good example with your relatives. Maybe you shy away from talking about what you did over the weekend because it stands in stark contrast to what your friends did over the weekend.
Whatever the case, make an effort this week to let your light shine before men just a little brighter than before. If people don’t “see your good works,” then they won’t “glorify your Father who is in Heaven.” So let them see your good works — not in a showy way, obviously. Do it with humility. But do it. If you do, doors will open evangelistically that you never knew existed.