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How can I get my husband interested in going to church?

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Asked by Anonymous at 3:01 PM on Jul. 13, 2008 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • You might check out the book "Created To Be His Help Meet", I think you would find it to be an encouragement and might also find it helpful in this situation. You can find it at http://www.nogreaterjoy.org
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:05 PM on Jul. 13, 2008

  • In my opinion it depends on why he isn't going? Is it because he doens't feel it's "necessary"? Did he try going before but felt it was to ridgid? Was he hurt by church "members"? What was his childhood like? How long have you been going? Is it new to you and he feels that it's just a thing that will pass?? etc. All those things and many more could be the reasons he's not going. Talk to him, find out why he doesn't want to go, talk through them, perhaps that will help...

    Also, invite him to come and if he said NO be okay with it, don't be pushy...if your church hands out bulletins leave them out where he would see them on the counter, table, etc...He might get interested and pick it up, if he does use that a clue to talk about what happen...... Hope this helps a little bit....

    SAHMinIL

    Answer by SAHMinIL at 3:14 PM on Jul. 13, 2008

  • Pray to God to change your husbands way of thinking. Pray to have his heart and mind changed by the Lord, so He will go to Church.
    vbruno

    Answer by vbruno at 3:21 PM on Jul. 13, 2008

  • you can not change him but you can model good christian life and values and that may affect him into expressing an intrest. definately pray for him to have an open heart and for you to be the best person you can be.
    Lyndall

    Answer by Lyndall at 3:54 PM on Jul. 13, 2008

  • its almost useless if he doesnt want to go, he will just sit there and look around and be bored, he has to be willing to accept God i agree with vbruno
    camtri3

    Answer by camtri3 at 4:16 PM on Jul. 13, 2008

  • You don't. You accept him as he is and respect his decision. You don't "need" to go to church to be spiritual.
    2autisticsmom

    Answer by 2autisticsmom at 4:39 PM on Jul. 13, 2008

  • Is there a particular reason you want him to go? Is there a particular reason he isn't currently going?
    nysa00

    Answer by nysa00 at 5:31 PM on Jul. 13, 2008

  • Pray for God to work in you. Power of a Praying Wife by Stormie Omartian. Best book I ever read! The first chapter is the hardest lol
    pwfaith

    Answer by pwfaith at 6:19 PM on Jul. 13, 2008

  • The only thing you can do is pray for him. You must also try to be consistent in going to church yourself w/ the children, by that he will be influenced & encouraged by your walk & do the same.

    binarystarr

    Answer by binarystarr at 6:25 PM on Jul. 13, 2008

  • PRAY and be the silent witness. Only God can change his heart. It is so helpful when you are loving and accepting of him and his choices. Also, have others praying for him too. As binarystarr said, be consistent in your own walk.
    Dianejaan

    Answer by Dianejaan at 9:56 PM on Jul. 13, 2008

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