I having a really hard time with your conclusion, Jaquen. That after laying out this beautiful flowing verse all about the glory of a Christian marriage based on a personal walk with Christ, that your conclusion for the OP is either get with the program or potentially face a divorce.
Or that if the don't divorce, it's probably because the husband is a bad Christian who just isn't it his faith. He's not rearly living it.
I'm sorry that's how you read my posts. But you're entitled to interpret them whatever way you chose.
This change, if lasting, affects them both. I will not blow smoke up anyone's butt; these kinds of conflicts can be potentially relationship killing. Is that a foregone conclusion? No, but lets be real, it's a possibility. She might be just as likely to find his new road as unpalatable as the reverse. I'm not even condoning, or suggesting, divorce here. But I'm not going to stick my head in the clouds and pretend that this outcome isn't a very plausible one, and I believe they (or anyone in a similar situation) should be prepared for the worst case scenario.
I never called him a "bad christian", or even implied it. But there is a vast difference between a christian who mostly keeps their spirituality an individualized thing, which makes mixed-faith marriages easier, and someone who requires a partner in the faith. How, pray tell, is a christian who longs to implement the spiritual partnered view of marriage, where both are praying, studying and serving together, for what they believe to be the purposes of God, suppose to handle this situation? And what if the unbelieving party has ZERO interest in walking that spiritually partnered road? I'm genuinely curious as to how you'd resolve this conundrum.
Honestly, both those posts seem to only exist as a way to brag about the superiority of your marriage as an example of "proper Christian behavior" and extort people for not coming to faith earlier in life and therefore making it a major tenant in who they choose to marry.
I'm confused. How did you, out of two lengthy posts, get the idea that I was bragging about the superiority of my marriage when I actually didn't even once mention any details about my own marriage?