God has a work for each member of the Body of Christ to fulfill. As each one does their part, the work of winning the lost for the Lord will get done, and then Jesus will return and take us to be with Him for eternity.

Your spouse is an important part of this. We realize many times problems arise in a home where one spouse wants to actively serve God and the other does not. There seems to be no agreement and it is difficult. The temptation may come to give up and quit.

But remember: Attack, division and discouragement come from Satan. He knows your family could become one of his worst enemies, and he will try to destroy it now rather than let that happen. Considering separation or neglecting your family in any way is not an option for the believer who really wants to do God’s will. Begin visualizing your family serving the Lord together in a mighty way and stand on Joshua 24:15, “But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”

The call God has for your life and the work you feel He wants you to do is meant to include your family. God does not break up families for the work of the ministry. Marriage and family life were God’s idea and He wants us to honor our marriage vows and take care of our families (see Malachi 2:16, The Amplified Bible, and 1 Timothy 5:8).

As long as your spouse is willing to stay with you, it is your privilege to simply walk in the love of God and show by your example how wonderful it is being a Christian (1 Corinthians 7:12-14). Look up all the scriptures on love and meditate on them. Remember, love never fails (1 Corinthians 13:8). So make that quality decision to walk in love. It is a great challenge, but in Jesus it can be done! We are believing and rejoicing with you.