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How will the women bring their men on the right path?

  • December 9, 2016

How will the good women bring their men on the right path? By their good example. Apostle Peter advices the women:

Wives, in the same way submit yourselves to your own husbands so that, if any of them do not believe the word, they may be won over without words by the behavior of their wives, when they see the purity and reverence of your lives. (I Peter 3, 1-3).

A former secular man confessed: I used to beat my wife and she prayed for me. And the more she prayed for me, the angrier I became and hit her. But her face was always serene. And I said to myself: she is a woman and I beat her so ruthlessly and she prays for me! Her faith and her love for me shook me and I repented. And thanks to her I became a Christian myself (there are others who become atheists because of their wives).

When the wife of a Hindu man became Christian, he beat her cruelly. He wanted to force her return to Hinduism. And this woman answered with gentleness at his oppressive behavior. She prepared even tastier food for him every time. The result was that her wild husband softened and he became a Christian thanks to his wife. “Virtue melts hearts.”

From Archimandrite Vasilios Bacoianis, Marriage, Tabor Publishing House, Bucharest 2010, p.60-61