Unequally Yoked Spouses Club (cont.)

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Re: Unequally Yoked Spouses Club (cont.)

Postby GodsStudent on Sun Nov 01, 2009 7:12 pm

:praying: for you, dear sister.
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Re: Unequally Yoked Spouses Club (cont.)

Postby Loop on Mon Nov 02, 2009 7:24 am

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1 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
2 I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.
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Re: Unequally Yoked Spouses Club (cont.)

Postby Spreading Salt on Mon Nov 16, 2009 11:28 am

WWW, you are so in my prayers! God will provide for you and He will heal your heart. Hang in there sister! :a2:
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Re: Unequally Yoked Spouses Club (cont.)

Postby Spreading Salt on Fri Jan 08, 2010 9:57 am

To all my brothers and sisters who are struggling in their marriage,

Pastor Jon Courson has had some great days of daily devotions that are so encouraging. http://www.joncourson.com/ Here's an excerpt from today's:

After seven years of working and waiting, he woke up to find he had wed Leah instead of Rachel—the older sister instead of the girl of his dreams. But at the end of his life, when deciding where he would be buried, Jacob again had to choose between the two women. And this time, with eyes wide open, he chose Leah. Why? Because Leah produced a son whose name was Judah, from whom would come Yeshua, Messiah, Jesus.

So too, I have known people who have difficult marriages. However, they have developed, out of necessity, a deep walk with the Lord which never would have been developed if they had had an easier, simpler marriage. I know people who have hung in there and now say, “If I could do it all over again, I would willingly choose my husband or wife because our marriage has brought me to a richness with Jesus I never would have known had it been easier.”


These excerpts are taken from his book, "A Pillar By Day" by Pastor Jon. "A Pillar By Day" is a collection of 365 short devotions from the Old Testament books of Genesis through Deuteronomy.

I think I need this book!

Hope you are encouraged today family! :a2:
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Re: Unequally Yoked Spouses Club (cont.)

Postby Spreading Salt on Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:26 pm

I can't believe it has been a little over 8 years since I last posted in this section. How time flies! My husband is still a nonbeliever and we still struggle over religious issues but what a journey. I continue to see him SLOWLY (like a snail) softening over the years. Perhaps it is in a phrase I wouldn't expect like, "Wow, what a blessing". Yes, this came from his mouth. Or the fact that I heard him listening to Christian music one time. I know that Yeshua is working on him daily and I choose to trust His timing for my hubby's salvation.

Dearest Yeshua,
Thank You for my husband. He is an amazing man and I am so happy he is mine. Please help me to be the wife he needs in this life. Continue to use me and his children to turn his thoughts to You whenever we can. Break down the barriers that are keeping him from jumping into Your truths and wonders. Thank You for the many changes in our relationships over the years. You are working and I see it! Thank You for the encouragement along the way. One day, may we worship together side by side Lord. Bless his day today.

For those on this board who are unequally yolked, help us to learn and grow as You lead. Point us in the right directions with our finances, activities, relationships, and spiritual growth that You can use for Your purposes in our families. Fresh hope and strength for each moment Lord. Amen
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Re: Unequally Yoked Spouses Club (cont.)

Postby Spreading Salt on Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:21 pm

:shock: :shock: :shock:

So on Saturday night, June 8th, I arrived home to my husband being in a rare, saddened mood.

He told me how he just hates it when I'm gone and he really hopes he dies before me because he won't make it if I'm not around. None of the kids were home and he was just sitting there pondering these thoughts. I tease him a bit about getting raptured someday (when the mood is right - and he laughs). Well, I thought I'd lighten the mood a bit and said,
"you know honey, the Lord could very well call me and the kids out of here tonight, tomorrow, or the next day in the Rapture, so you should probably get right with Him if you are worried about being left alone (said with a smile)."

He didn't really respond like normal. He just continued on with his thoughts saying he was sure he could take care of the kids OK but he'd really just end up curled up in a fetal position. I sat on his lap and suggested we say a prayer for him because what did he have to lose?

He said OK. :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

Dear Jesus........... Dear Jesus,

Please be my King ............. Please be my King,

Help me get to know You more ............... Help me get to know You more,

Amen................. Amen

Trying not to be overly excited or freak out on him, I asked him if that was so bad to do. He said nope.
I asked if he was going to come to church with me tomorrow. He said nope. I said, no problem. Ready for dinner?

OK - I will take one precious day at a time.

22 years ago my husband answered an alter call on an Easter service when I was pregnant with our first child. I heard him say a prayer to Jesus then. Now, just days ago, I heard another prayer. I don't expect a drastic change but I am confident that Jesus has secured his soul. Oh happy day!

Dearest Yeshua,
Please help my husband to continue to soften towards You. Surround him with thoughts of You and people who know and love You as he goes about his day. Come to mind often. May he thirst to know You more. Sanctify his weary soul and help me stay softened to his spiritual needs at the right time and place. Thank You for saving him Lord! You are faithful and true! Loving You more and more Lord. Amen :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana:
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Re: Unequally Yoked Spouses Club (cont.)

Postby mark s on Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:46 pm

Amen!!!
ειπεν αυτη ο ιησους εγω ειμι η αναστασις και η ζωη ο πιστευων εις εμε καν αποθανη ζησεται
. . . saying to her Jesus, I AM the resurrection and the life, the one believing into Me even dying shall live . . .
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Re: Unequally Yoked Spouses Club (cont.)

Postby extravagantchristian on Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:17 pm

What does it mean to be "unequally yoked"

Is it a believer married to an unbeliever?

What about a believer married to someone who claims to believe in Jesus but has zero interest in the things of God and doesn't really care about obeying Him or going to church?

Is it a mistake for someone who is spiritually minded to settle for someone who isn't because they check the box that says "Christian"
Matthew 1:22
So all this was done that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophets
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Re: Unequally Yoked Spouses Club (cont.)

Postby mark s on Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:49 am

extravagantchristian wrote:What does it mean to be "unequally yoked"

Is it a believer married to an unbeliever?

What about a believer married to someone who claims to believe in Jesus but has zero interest in the things of God and doesn't really care about obeying Him or going to church?

Is it a mistake for someone who is spiritually minded to settle for someone who isn't because they check the box that says "Christian"


Hi EC,

I think of being unequally yoked as partnering with someone who does not share my faith. Marriage, business, things which create bonds between us, with someone who isn't relying on Jesus for life and afterlife, something like that.

I don't think checking the box quite means the same thing. Not that I thought that way when I got married! Checking the box was fine. But that's pretty much what I was doing too! Thankfully God got it all straight!

Much love!
ειπεν αυτη ο ιησους εγω ειμι η αναστασις και η ζωη ο πιστευων εις εμε καν αποθανη ζησεται
. . . saying to her Jesus, I AM the resurrection and the life, the one believing into Me even dying shall live . . .
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Re: Unequally Yoked Spouses Club (cont.)

Postby burien1 on Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:40 pm

Spreading Salt wrote::shock: :shock: :shock:

So on Saturday night, June 8th, I arrived home to my husband being in a rare, saddened mood.

He told me how he just hates it when I'm gone and he really hopes he dies before me because he won't make it if I'm not around. None of the kids were home and he was just sitting there pondering these thoughts. I tease him a bit about getting raptured someday (when the mood is right - and he laughs). Well, I thought I'd lighten the mood a bit and said,
"you know honey, the Lord could very well call me and the kids out of here tonight, tomorrow, or the next day in the Rapture, so you should probably get right with Him if you are worried about being left alone (said with a smile)."

He didn't really respond like normal. He just continued on with his thoughts saying he was sure he could take care of the kids OK but he'd really just end up curled up in a fetal position. I sat on his lap and suggested we say a prayer for him because what did he have to lose?

He said OK. :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

Dear Jesus........... Dear Jesus,

Please be my King ............. Please be my King,

Help me get to know You more ............... Help me get to know You more,

Amen................. Amen

Trying not to be overly excited or freak out on him, I asked him if that was so bad to do. He said nope.
I asked if he was going to come to church with me tomorrow. He said nope. I said, no problem. Ready for dinner?

OK - I will take one precious day at a time.

22 years ago my husband answered an alter call on an Easter service when I was pregnant with our first child. I heard him say a prayer to Jesus then. Now, just days ago, I heard another prayer. I don't expect a drastic change but I am confident that Jesus has secured his soul. Oh happy day!

Dearest Yeshua,
Please help my husband to continue to soften towards You. Surround him with thoughts of You and people who know and love You as he goes about his day. Come to mind often. May he thirst to know You more. Sanctify his weary soul and help me stay softened to his spiritual needs at the right time and place. Thank You for saving him Lord! You are faithful and true! Loving You more and more Lord. Amen :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana:


:banana: What a blessing to read this today !
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Re: Unequally Yoked Spouses Club (cont.)

Postby Abiding in His Word on Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:27 pm

Spreading Salt,

I'm a bit behind in reading but I want to say.....:praise:
I believe it's the condition of one's heart that determines how they are saved....as opposed to insisting the "right" words are said. Remember the woman who washed Jesus' feet with her tears? She never said a word and Jesus told her that her sins were forgiven because those tears were a sign of what was in her heart.

Thank you so much for sharing that, it was such a blessing to read.

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