June 19, 2023

Unity, Beliefs, and Unequal Yokes

ONE Thought (from us)

It’s entirely possible (and common) for married, professing Christians to believe totally different things. A listener asked: What if my husband and I have different beliefs? Both would call themselves Christians, yet functionally it bore no difference on their life. So, what is this couple to do?

As with most marital misunderstandings, your best tool is honest communication. Start by asking the question many are afraid to ask: What do we actually believe about God, Jesus, the Bible, and the Christian life? Wrestle with it together until you have firm answers. If you agree with the Bible on the big, important items, the rest is a matter of working out your faith with “fear and trembling”. A task, we’d say, you’re well equipped to begin!

“Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling,”
(Philippians 2:12)

We discussed this at length in this week’s podcast, “What if We Believe Different Things”. Hope to see you there!

ONE Quote (from another)

“As God by creation made two of one, so again by marriage He made one of two.”
― Thomas Adams

ONE Question (for you)

Do you and your spouse truly agree on your biggest, most closely held beliefs? If not, how can you gain agreement?

Note: This topic was covered in this week’s podcast episode! We encourage you to give it a listen or a watch! Also don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel.

Much love from our family to yours,

Ryan & Selena Frederick
Founders of Fierce Marriage