How do you get your husband to go to church?

United States
October 23, 2006 11:29am CST
my husband won't go to church anymore because he says whenever he starts praising Jesus, bad stuff happens to him.
15 responses
• United States
6 Nov 06
Is there any other reason he wont go to church? This is my opinion, but from my own experience, when someone is trying to straighten up there life and go to church and live for God. That is when the Devil is most likely to try to do something to make you not want to go to church anymore. I personally have seen some in my family that will stay home from church because of a little headache...and guess what almost every week they have one. Something new can always come up to try to get you not to go to church. Just means that you need to fight harder and show Satan that you will not let him win. Keep praising God no matter what is going on in your life. If he brings you to it he will bring you through it. God Bless!
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• Virgin Islands (U.S.)
7 Nov 06
Amen ... he is likely suffering because Satan wants nothing more than for your husband to fail at turning his life around and embracing Christ. If your husband fails at this, Satan gets the victory. Pray for your husband daily (which I am sure you do) and give him encouragement that will help him be strong in his struggle to improve his life.
@sbeauty (5871)
• United States
23 Oct 06
Has he elaborated on what the bad stuff is and how it's related to praise of Jesus? I know a lot of people who regularly praise the Lord, but I've never heard of bad things happening to them because of it.
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@tmnjyk (3487)
• Canada
9 Nov 06
I am happy you said that:) My comment to that, these people are just I think are being tested with their faith.
@kokopelli (4843)
• United States
9 Nov 06
first, you got to talk with him more (and casually) about his reasons for not wanting to go to church. the more you get him to talk about it, the more he'll fell better, and the more you'll understand. from there, you can start discussing things. listen and learn about what would encourage him to go again. second, let him read inspirational and pragmatic books and magazines with bible verses (which may lead him to read the bible eventually for reference and more understanding). thru those reading materials, he might get struck by some words of wisdom which may develop some desire in him to go join the mass again. and last, don't ever force him, it's a personal choice. faith is something found within, let him.
@worker65 (160)
• New Zealand
9 Nov 06
Pray , pray, pray. You cannot force him to go. Just continue on your path and allow God to lead him on his.
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@usmcsgtwife (4999)
• United States
9 Nov 06
when he home I tell him to set a good example for the kids
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@Beagle (43)
• United States
7 Nov 06
It sounds like he's looking for a scapegoat. He probably has some issues and doesn't feel like dealing with them. As for making him go.....spirituality and religion are very personal things. If he doesn't want to go, don't force him.
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@disvachic (10125)
• United States
7 Nov 06
tell him he can go every where else he can go to church
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@erielle (1281)
• United States
23 Oct 06
Do not force him to go. The chistian churches have did nothing but turned their religion to evil. If he dosn't want to go, geez don't make the man. You are doing nothing but making his spiritual journey painful.
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• United States
23 Oct 06
ha ha ha that is really funny!
@Aali311 (6127)
• United States
12 Nov 06
yeah it is.
@JENRANKIN (132)
• United States
12 Nov 06
i met my husband i at church, where curently looking for a new church see that hes a marine a we just moved. but we have been back sliders for the past yr or so.
@riyasam (16582)
• India
12 Nov 06
its the other way round.he has to force me
@Aali311 (6127)
• United States
12 Nov 06
Well he's a grown man and if he doesn't want to go there is nothing you can do about it, just let him be, or maybe he needs to praise God instead of jesus, just a thought.
• United States
12 Nov 06
My fiance goes to church with me anytime I ask him to. No begging, no whining, no anything, except..."do you want me to get the baby ready?" and "are we taking her to the nursery?".....lol
• United States
12 Nov 06
He wants to as much as I do. When the Lord lives in your heart, and you love Him, it is natural to want to go to church and fellowship and worship Him. Don't let the Devil lie to your husband.
@Amanda_NZ (125)
• Lexington, North Carolina
12 Nov 06
Hi there,My opinion, one should never try to force anyone to do what they don't want to do as it likely to make your husband more stubborn about going. I do not believe that you have to go to church to have a personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ nor does it matter which day one sets aside for spending time in His presence because Jesus is Lord of the Sabbath. Often, myself and my husband feel uncomfortable in church because there is no real warmth there and making new friendships are harder than anywhere else one might decide to join. Also attending church regularly does not make one a child of the Lord or a christian, and no church denomination will save you. You must have your own personal relationship with Jesus.