reply to post by alyosha1981
The Bible says the wife is supposed to submit to the man. So, tell her to quit it because that's how you were before you were married and if she
didn't like it she shouldn't have married you and if she don't like it now she should leave. If she wanted to be married to a super Christian she
should have just married one. Plenty of them out there. The fact that she didn't isn't your fault.
"For a husband is the head of his wife as Christ is the head of his body, the church; he gave his life to be her Savior. As the church submits to
Christ, so you wives must submit to your husbands in everything."
Now that doesn't mean you can go do whatever you want. You have to submit to God as she submits to you. Fair is fair. Even the boss has another
Other than that, tell her to quit. She's the women so she's supposed to be submissive to God through you and you're the one that's supposed to
directly submit to God, not the other way around.
If she refuses to when you tell her to she's going against God's word and if she does that then I guess she doesn't really believe in it either so
she needs to stop giving you crap about it.
Also, the Bible says "A man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one."
That means she leaves her father and mother too. You are now one and you take priority over her mother. That is the word. Why? Well we can see how
it's not working when her mother's opinion is taking priority over yours right? It's not.
She left that family and you and her have started your own now and become one. Her first priority is you and not her mother or her mother's opinion.
For that is the word of God and if she doesn't follow it the Bible says this.
The only two cases in the Bible that qualify for divorce is infidelity or if one spouse doesn't believe in God and chooses to leave. But since she's
a believer the Bible says as long as you choose to stay she must stay married to you and submit to you.
1 Corinthians 7:13-15
"And the woman which hath an husband that believeth not, and if he be pleased to dwell with her, let her not leave him. For the unbelieving husband
is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband: else were your children unclean; but now are they holy."
So you may not be a believer in Jesus and just a God in general or whatever, but since she is a believer and she's your wife you actually are
sanctified and saved that way. How? When two people get married they become one being in the eyes of the Lord and she, your other part of you,
believes. That means you believe, so you are saved.
But since she does believe, if she's dogging you because of her mother and not respecting you and not submitting to you and not being one with you
then she's not obeying the commands of the Lord and is actually sinning. Which may actually in a way make you more Christian than her in the eyes of
Will you go to Hell? No probably not. You do believe in Jesus. It's just the other part of you, your wife, that does the actual believing part (for
now). So, you're sanctified. You'll be just fine.
Her not listening and doing what the Bible says though, may have her going down the wrong path if it leads to divorce and more sin and hardships that
may one day break her faith in Jesus leaving her unsaved and pointed towards Hell.
I suggest she read what the Bible has to say about marriage.
EDIT: Also, the Bible says that all your "tribulations" are not because you're a non-believer.
1 Corinthians 7:27-28
"Are you married? Do not seek a divorce. Are you unmarried? Do not look for a wife. But if you do marry, you have not sinned; and if a virgin
marries, she has not sinned. But those who marry will face many troubles in this life, and I want to spare you this."
Your tribulations are just caused by the fact that you're married. The Bible promises marriages will be faced with many hardships no matter what you
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