My husband is a straight forward, tell you like it is, man. I've always admired that about him. There is no sugar coating with him. If you are doing something wrong, he'll tell you.
Recently, my husband’s co-worker, who is married, showed my husband an explicit email he received from his ex-girlfriend. His co-worker proudly showed it off, implying: “Isn't that cool?”
Of course, my husband didn't hold back his opinion. "Are you crazy?" my husband yelled, while reminding him about his wife and children.
A few days later, my husband overheard his co-worker whispering on the phone at his desk. My husband knew he was talking to that woman. So he started sending him warning messages that popped up on his computer.
"Run!" he wrote. "Flee from it!" he warned. "Don't throw away your family" he reminded him. My husband then wrote a message illustrating this man’s family as the light and the girl as the darkness, while admonishing him to choose the light.
After the man got off the phone, he came up to my husband and thanked him, with gratitude, for snapping him back to reality. This man is a non-believer, but he surprisingly acknowledged Jesus in my husband for showing him the light.
Later that evening, my husband received a call from his co-worker's wife. Though she wasn't too happy with her husband, she was thankful my husband stopped him. She was grateful my husband didn't sit back and silently watch her husband as he was led astray by the seductive words of his ex-girlfriend.
“With persuasive words she led him astray; she seduced him with her smooth talk. All at once he followed her like an ox going to the slaughter, like a deer stepping into a noose till an arrow pierces his liver, like a bird darting into a snare, little knowing it will cost him his life.” —Proverbs 7:21-23
I am so proud of my husband for not keeping silent. I praise him for using godly wisdom and fighting for that family.
"Brothers, if someone is caught in sin, you who are spiritual should restore him gently." —Galatians 6:1
"Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins man commits are outside the body, but he who sins sexually sins against his own body." —1 Corinthians 6:18
Amanda Beth is the author of You Can Have a Happy Family – Steps to Enjoying Your Marriage and Children (available at: Amazon & Barnes & Noble ). She has experienced a transformation in her life and marriage since she surrendered her heart to Christ ten years ago. She now passionately desires to help other individuals and families find healing in Christ. Her teachings on marriage and spiritual growth can be found on her website (amandabeth.net) and her blog (sharingtruths.com).