Q. How can I influence my husband to be more spiritually minded? I go to church every Sunday without him (he’s not a believer) and I’ve tried nagging him, but that does not work. What do the Scriptures tell wives to do in a situation like mine?
1 Pet. 3:1-7
1* In the same way, you wives, be submissive to your own husbands so that even if any of them are disobedient to the word, they may be won without a word by the behavior of their wives, 2 as they observe your chaste and respectful behavior. 3* Your adornment must not be merely external–braiding the hair, and wearing gold jewelry, or putting on dresses; 4* but let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the imperishable quality of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is precious in the sight of God. 5* For in this way in former times the holy women also, who hoped in God, used to adorn themselves, being submissive to their own husbands; 6* just as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord, and you have become her children if you do what is right without being frightened by any fear. 7* You husbands in the same way, live with your wives in an understanding way, as with someone weaker, since she is a woman; and show her honor as a fellow heir of the grace of life, so that your prayers will not be hindered.
You must first be concerned for your behavior. Make certain that you are doing all within your power to live as a Christian. Conform your heart to the will of God. Make sure that your attitude is a Christ-like attitude. Keep your values Christian values. These values will cause you to treat others (including your husband) as a Christian should. Then, it is up to him…..without you opening your mouth! You’ve tried nagging…..it does not work. Give it up and live your live to the best of your ability and let the Word of God work in your husbands life. This is not easy, it is not a quick fix, and you should not expect to see instant results.