NOTE: Not everyone will be able to win their spouse to the Lord; but if there is hope the scriptures have the answer. Prayer should ALWAYS BE FIRST.
I Corinthians 5:13-16 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. But if the unbelieving depart, let him depart. A brother or a sister is not under bondage is such cases: but God hath called us to peace. For what knowest thou, O wife, whether thou shalt SAVE THY HUSBAND? or how knowest thou, O man, whether thou shalt SAVE THY WIFE?
Ephesians 5:22-26 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body. Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands IN EVERYTHING. Husbands, LOVE YOUR WIVES, even as Christ also loved the church and GAVE HIMSELF FOR IT; That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water BY THE WORD.
NOTE: A CHRISTIAN WOMAN should be in subjection to her husband in all things and a CHRISTIAN HUSBAND should love his wife enough to DIE FOR HER.
Colossians 3:18-25 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord. Husbands, love your wives, and be not bitter against them. Children, obey your parents in ALL THINGS: for this is well pleasing unto the Lord. Fathers, PROVOKE NOT YOUR CHILDREN TO ANGER, lest they be discouraged. Servants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh; not with eyeservice, as MENPLEASERS; but in singleness of heart, FEARING GOD: And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, AS TO THE LORD, and NOT UNTO MEN; Knowing that OF THE LORD ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve THE LORD Christ. But he that doeth wrong shall receive for wrong which he hath done: and THERE IS NO RESPECT OF PERSONS.
I Peter 3:1-7 LIKEWISE, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won BY THE CONVERSATION OF THE WIVES; While they behold your CHASTE conversation COUPLED WITH FEAR. Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel; But let it be the HIDDEN MAN OF THE HEART, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price. For after this manner in the old time the holy women also, ho trusted in God, adorned themselves, being in subjection unto their own husbands: Even as Sara obeyed Abraham, calling him lord: whose daughters ye are, as long as ye do well, and are not afraid with any amazement. Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, GIVING HONOR UNTO THE WIFE, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being HEIRS TOGETHER of the grace of life; that YOUR PRAYERS BE NOT HINDERED.
NOTE: One reason the spouse never wins their partner is that they don’t really believe the scriptures where it states:
Revelation 20:15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was CAST INTO THE LAKE OF FIRE.
Or they do believe the scripture but simply don’t care.
Another might be that their CONVERSATION is not CHASTE and their spouse can see through their phony life style. Whatever the reason, we do know that there are many who really do care and who need our concerns and our prayers. Many wise and happy Christian women have known these truths for nearly two thousand years, they work.
One of the greatest mistakes many Christians make is when they marry an unbeliever.
II Corinthians 6:14-18 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them and walk in them, and I will be their God, and they shall by my people. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.
A Christian is considered righteous before God; the unsaved spouse is considered unrighteous.
A Christian lives in light; the unsaved spouse lives in darkness
A Christian belongs to Christ; the unsaved spouse belongs to Satan.
A Christian is a believer; the unsaved spouse is an infidel.
A Christian is the temple of God; the unsaved spouse is the temple of idols.
A Christian is headed to heaven; the unsaved spouse is headed for the lake of fire.
A Christian who is married to an unsaved spouse will have «a hell on earth» for a marriage where everytime he/she tries to serve Christ he will have a fight on his hands or he will give up serving Christ all together in order to keep peace and get along.