Leading Your Spouse to Christ To be unequally yoked means that either the husband or wife is a believer, and the other is not. If that’s your marriage, catch the next Intentional Living; you’ll hear how one husband led his wife to Christ.
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Love with Intention: Praying for Your SpouseFrom “The Power of One Thing” by Dr. Randy Carlson When you were single, perhaps you prayed that God would give you a spouse. Do you pray for your husband or wife now with that same fervor and frequency? We tend to pray more for what we want than what we have, but praying for your spouse consistently is likely the most important and effective One Thing you can do in your marriage. To begin, schedule a weekly date with your spouse and discuss your needs together so you can pray wisely. Superficial prayer won’t do here. This is where you must gather the information that will enable you to pray prayers of significance and specificity. Be patient and attentive as you seek to uncover your spouse’s hopes, dreams and fears not revealed in ordinary, everyday conversations. Ask these questions:
- What are your spouse’s major priorities? Go beyond the daily to-do list to discover what he or she really wants to get out of life: next year, five years, and ten years down the road.
- Does he or she have the right balance between work and rest? What can you do to help maintain a healthy sense of parity?
- Is your spouse confident and secured of your love and fidelity? How can you strengthen the trust level in your marriage?
- Does your spouse struggle with responsibilities, relationships or issues of character?