(Closed) NWR : Need some advice from fellow Christian bees.

posted 8 years ago in Christian
Post # 17
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@soon2bhis: That’s exciting! I’m glad you had such a good experience on Sunday.

Post # 18
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627 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I am glad you are finding a faith community that works for you. I would say let your husband find his own path and encourage his interests in anything spiritual. I was an agnostic for a while and the hardest thing is feeling people presure you to “Accept Jesus” which felt like an order to pick a side and stay on it… It’s overwhelming, frustrating, and leaves you feeling like you’ll say anything to make people happy. I found God, I know what works for me and leaves me feeling whole. 

Eventually your husband will find his way to whatever spiritual path he is meant to be on and if its a different path than yours, well, as other Bees have said, God wants the two of you together and he brought you to each other to enrich your lives, warm your hearts and do good things for the world…part of all of that might be supporting each other through finding your spiritual paths an accepting that they may not be in lock-step.

Post # 19
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Newbee
  • Wedding: February 2012

You are the example your husband sees. Your own relationship with Jesus is what will most influence him. If he sees you enjoying and getting things from the Bible, he will become more interested and want to read scripture too. If you grow stronger in the Lord and produce good fruit, it will be like sweet aroma to him and open his heart to seek further. He’ll see changes that will be intriguing to him. When I first dated my fiance, I wasn’t a Christian but I became interested by watching his life. Anyway, it’s awesome that you guys went to a church you both enjoyed, cus you’ll need the support and encouragement of other believers.

Post # 20
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I come from a very Catholic family, and yet several of my aunts (and now me) married men who were Protestant.  All of them eventually converted, a lot in part to the example my aunts set living their faith and my fiance is planning to convert to Catholicism also, he says because he has seen how much my faith means to me.  So I would say that before you get down on the status of your husband you should set yourself right with God and get back to where you want to be as far as being a good Christian (or at least striving towards that goal, since none of us is perfect).  God works so often through others and faith can be addictive.  I would bet that once your husband sees your holy example and the joy your faith is bringing you he will want to join you. (I wouldn’t force the issue though or try to talk to him about it too often though, that can sometimes be irritating and move people in the opposite direction).

Also, it may be helpful for you to find a good Bible study or women’s group at your church.  Maybe if you have others to fellowship with not sharing your beliefs with your husband may not bother you as much.

Post # 21
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@soon2bhis: I agree with PP’s. Pray, pray, pray, and pray. And when you feel like you’ve prayed too much, pray some more. Prayer is powerful, and it’s a good sign that your Darling Husband is searching for God. I’ll pray for you both 🙂

Post # 22
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Having a regular bible study is the best thing and prayer. An option is having a free at home bible study with Jehovah’s Witnesses. I am one myself and all our beliefs are bible based and we are christians. You will be under no obligation to not celebrate holidays or anything you feel might restrict you. Another married couple will study with you two together. Studying the bible with the witnesses is the best thing i have ever done.

Post # 23
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Sugar bee

@runsyellowlites:  I know this was not written for me, but I just want to thank you ! This has just put a smile on my face ! I am writing down those verses and declaring them for my SO ! 

Post # 24
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Worker bee

The bestadvice I could give you is to pray. And read your bible. Seriously the bible really tells you every thing you need to know. You don’t have to start from the beginning pray about it and god will show you where to start and what to read. I have also been struggling with being a better Christian, I’ve changed what I watch on tv to the church channel and I’ll be running around the house and I’ll hear a pastor answering someone’s question a lot of the time it’s a question that’s been on my heart. God speaks to you in so many ways you just have to change your ways to let him. Praying for you two. 🙂 god bless

Post # 25
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

As a Christian who is not very Christian anymore, can I give some advice from the other side? I follow good examples and follow the lead of many of my friends, whether they be Sikh or Muslim, Jewish or Christian. Are they praying for me? Some of them probably are. Do I know? No. I think the best thing you can do is lead by example and don’t pressure your husband. Pray for him, but I think if you are praying about it out loud, in front of him on a regular basis, it might cause more a split.

No one wants to be pressured. Lead by example and he will follow the best he can.

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