Remember Kate and Erik?
Yeah, well… this couple ain’t like them.
Let’s start with the bio:
I’m Jennifer. Age 29, mother of two small children and wife for 9 years to my atheist husband… Sadly as a teenager and young adult I walked away from first love, Jesus. It was only by His extraordinary mercy and love that on March 15, 2006 light pierced darkness and I heard His call once again and became reborn in Him. My life has never been the same since. My husband is an atheist and told me he would divorce me if I attended church.
He would divorce you if what?!
That’s solid foundation for a relationship right there: telling your spouse the things you’ll divorce her over.
Apparently, it’s more words than action:
My atheist husband almost divorced me over attending church, no way would he allow me to give money to church. Instead I’ve given my time, helping with the Ladies Bible study. Teaching Sunday school.
Key word: Almost.
Anyway, Jennifer prayed for money so that she could give to the church.
A week later my husband, a stock broker mentioned he made a little bit of money in a trade and I replied “well that doesn’t surprise me, because I prayed God would give us some money.”
I *really* want to know what the husband was thinking at this point.
Thursday morning my husband walked into the kitchen grinning ear to ear and said “Your prayers are working! I’ve just made a decent amount of money on one single trade.”
That’s not what I had in mind.
Neither is the following:
I told my husband I wanted him to decide on the amount to give back to God. But I told him “remember what you give will effect what you get back!” Trust God and let Him show you how He loves you!
This morning my husband wrote out a check. I won’t say the amount. That actually doesn’t matter, but it was more than I thought he’d give.
Now, I’m just confused.
Is this guy some mean atheist willing to get a divorce if his wife attends a church? Or is he just appeasing her (because he made some money, so who cares what her explanation is)? Or does he even know what an atheist is…?
It seems like the wife became super-Christian just a couple years ago. And the husband became ultra-atheist a year before that… if that’s the case, and religion wasn’t an issue pre-marriage, that’s gotta be a tough transition for a couple (with kids) to make…