How can I talk to my husband about God? He is a very confused soul. He doesn't believe that the Bible was written by God. He believes that it was written by man. He thinks that religion is overstated and not really worth anything. I don't really have a good track record with him on this, so I am at a loss as to what to say or do to convince him of God's law and how we should go to church. He just doesn't get it.

I know I am not to have authority over him or teach him, so how am I to show him or how is he to learn what is right?


"Wives, likewise, be submissive to your own husbands, that even if some do not obey the word, they, without a word, may be won by the conduct of their wives, when they observe your chaste conduct accompanied by fear. Do not let your adornment be merely outward--arranging the hair, wearing gold, or putting on fine apparel -- rather let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God. For in this manner, in former times, the holy women who trusted in God also adorned themselves, being submissive to their own husbands, as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord, whose daughters you are if you do good and are not afraid with any terror." (I Peter 3:1-6).

You do what is right, whether he agrees or goes along with you. If he asks, you tell him why; but mostly it is about impressing him with how Christianity works by demonstrating in your own life. Women tend to think that only words are effective in communications, but Peter reminds us that actions make a bigger impression on men.

So don't trying arguing with him about the need for going to church. Get up every Sunday and go. Pleasantly tell him you would love to have him come with you, but go anyway. If transportation is a problem, call one of the other members for a ride. But let him see that you are putting God completely first in your life.

Thank you for your answer. I hope that my faith will encourage him to go to church as well. He really needs prayer and guidance. If my only way of helping him is to be quiet and behave as I should (as hard as is is for myself to do this) it is what I must do.