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How do we show up when we believe our husband is doing wrong according to God's standards? Do we confront him? Do we sit silent? Do we flee?
Referring to something as "sin" these days, feels high and mighty and even old-fashioned. In many ways, our nominally Christian society seems to act as though we have evolved beyond that terminology.
And yet, as lovers of God's Word and his way, we believe in the authority of Scripture, which is a story, guidebook and historical account about our sin and his redemption. Though Christ preached humility and love, he also spoke of repentance and "sinning no more."
No matter who you marry he will have a fleshly nature, just like you. And just like, you, if he is a believer his sinful nature has been nailed to the Christ and buried. And yet, as we discussed in The 6 Week Marriage Makeover, the module Flesh vs. Spirit, until heaven we do not yet walk in the fullness of that redemption. We must choose each day whether to welcome the Holy Spirit or to indulge our flesh.
At times your husband will sin and it will affect you. You may suffer because of what you believe about your husband's words, actions or choices. And he will hurt at times in response to your fleshly ways.
Thankfully, there is grace and forgiveness found in Jesus. (if your husband is not a believer his greatest need is to know the Lord. More on that later).
We are all part of one body. So how do we encourage, admonish and build one another up without trying to control or change the other person? What is our role in relation to our husband if he is sinning? This bonus course will attempt to hit the surface of this rich topic.
How do we show up when we believe our husband is doing wrong according to God's standards? Do we confront him? Do we sit silent? Do we leave?