Im not thinking only of obvious things like pornography.
I am also thinking of material that is, by its very nature, anti-Christian., e.g. As you read Marriage in a Minor Key, you will begin to see and understand what devastation this ungodly situation brought about in my own soul, and my relationship with God.
If they are Christians they can each look to God to help sort it out. What explanation are you going to give your Lord as to why you deliberately flouted His explicit command, Do not be yoked together with unbelievers?
(Bob used to put lottery tickets inside Christmas cards that said things like May The Prince of Peace Be With You At This Holy Time!
) What if his familys life style is different from yours?
Most likely he is also thinking he will change you or that your religious zeal will mellow after marriage.
How many thousand marriages have ended disastrously because women expected they could change their men!
(Bobs people were lovely, but they always invited visitors to go to the local club and play Bingo, and the pokies.
I dont drink and I dont gamble.) One example of this could well be your childrens schooling.The tally amongst my own four children so far: Divorce because of domestic violence and gambling, Separation because of incompatibility; Divorce because their spouse turned out to be emotionally unstable; Separation because their spouse had a severe personality disorder, and refused to take the prescribed medicine; Separation because of money being used as a means of manipulative control, and because of unrealistic expectations; Separation because of apprehended violence, manipulation and gambling. To me, the rough road represented life with Christ but without Bob. I guess I was treating marriage like a two-legged stool (just Bob and I) and expecting it to stand up! Here are some issues I now know I should have considered or that I would have had to consider if I were to marry in this present era.The good road represented life with Bob, (whom I could see and touch), but without having to put Christ first in my life. And speaking of the children, will your husband agree with your sending them to Sunday School, taking them to church, taking part in whatever rites your church practices; or will he say that children should not be brain-washed with religion, but should be allowed to wait until they are adult, and can then make up their own minds?The over-riding phrase as far as I was concerned was bitterness towards God.) Are you quietly saying to yourself: I really love this person, and I know that he is a good-hearted person.Im sure its only a matter of time before he comes to know the Lord? With so many homes these days not only having personal computers, but also having access to the Internet, will your husband agree with you as to what kind of information to download to your hard-drive?Or maybe you're the one who made a mistake in your past and your virginity is gone.