Welcome to the S.U.M. Community!
July 25, 2012
My friends, I'm chatting today with Suzie Eller on her Moms Together Facebook page. I hope you'll pop over and join the discussion.
If you've found yourself here from Suzie's page, we want to welcome you to the Spiritually Unequal Marriage (SUM) Community! I hope you'll check out our Join Us Community Page there in the sidebar and learn more about this amazing community of believers sharing a common journey of faith.
If you are spiritually mismatched, your desire to love and walk with the Lord while being spiritually mismatched is precious! This desire is the spark God asks for so that He can supply the strength and wisdom for you to travel this path. It’s not an easy one, but I find the richest paths of life are often fraught with challenges and trials.
You play a very influential role in your husband’s life. I don’t know the circumstances of how you wound up mismatched, doesn’t matter now. What matters is that you realize one, your marriage is still blessed by God and two, God has a plan for you within your marriage. You are the closest person to your husband who can show him (not with words but with actions) who Jesus is.
During this time season of being spiritually mismatched, seek God for his direction in your marriage. Seek God also for your deepest needs, ones your husband really can’t and shouldn’t fill. This will prevent you from having unrealistic expectations of your husband, one’s he can’t possibly meet since he doesn’t share your belief system.
And finally and most importantly, trust God with your marriage and your life. I know this isn’t easy, and we learn how to trust God in steps as they pertain to certain areas of our lives, but God loves you, sees you, and knows you better than anyone. No matter how difficult certain times or situations may become, remember that God works for the good of those who love him and are called according to his purpose (Romans 8:28).
Dear friend, you are most definitely called to be on the front lines for your husband. God will show you what to do. And we are honored to be on the journey with you.
Praying & believing,