You Can Still Have a Godly Family if your Spouse is an Unbeliever

Even if your covenant spouse is NOT a believer, you can still have a godly family just based on your faith alone. Your children can be holy!

Cleansing power flows when you believe, and when you live in the light, like a believer in fellowship with God and with His Ecclessia (1 John 1:7).

Stay in submission and connected to a new covenant Ecclessia, the Body of Christ.

Even if your spouse does not honor the covenant with Christ, or the covenant of your marriage. You must still respect, love, and honor your unbelieving covenant spouse. The cleansing blood of Christ will still flow. You will still have a godly family!

1 Corinthians 7:14 For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the [believing] wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the [believing] husband: else were your children unclean; but now are they holy.

A Wise Woman Follows the Example of Abigail

The bible never demonstrates women submitting to their husbands only if their husbands are great leaders.

The Scriptures demonstrate that wise women obey their husbands and help them learn to lead by being submissive (easy to lead), allowing themselves to be led (obeying) and praying for them along the way. Foolish husbands are punished by God, not by their wives.

Abigail tried her best to submit to and help her husband even though he was a bonafide fool. God rewarded her when Nabal got killed and made her the wife to King David.

Abigail Could Have Been a Foolish Woman in Two Different Ways

1. She could have disrespected her husband instead of getting behind him and helping to save his life from being murdered by David.

2. She could have disrespected the leadership of King David in an effort to support and be faithful to her husband.

Instead, Abigail found a way to submit to both the family authority of her husband AND the spiritual authority of David. She was able to find this wisdom because she knew that women were created to follow and help men.

1 Corinthians 11:8 For the man is not of the woman: but the woman of the man.9 Neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the man.

A Grown Man’s Leadership Development is Done by God and the Elders

A virtuous woman’s husband is connected to the elders (Proverbs 31:23). Therefore a virtuous woman understands how to both follow her husband and follow the elders (spiritual, governmental authority).

A wise woman doesn’t try to lead or disciple her husband, she allows God and the elders that she follows to be an example to him and help him. This is why her children are considered holy (1 Corinthians 7:14). God protects them because she is submitted to Him, to her husband, and to the elders of the Ecclesia.

Just like Abigail, a wise woman knows how to follow multiple levels of authority (God, husband, elders, governors) until it works out to her benefit. She doesn’t rebel against anything except sin.

A wise woman will submit to her husband’s leadership in every area except violating the 10 Commandments. She won’t get in front of him or take leadership over him but she will get behind him and let God and the elders teach him how to lead better and better.

Even if she gets advance revelation; a wise woman realizes that the revelation is for her to prepare herself to follow and help her leadership, not for her to prepare to rebel against or reject her leadership.

She will pray, obey and support her covenant husband until he becomes the king God made him to be. Then they will inherit the grace of life together.

But even if her husband chooses to remain an unbeliever or a fool, the wise woman and her children will always be protected and set apart because of her obedience and submission to authority.

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