Although Preston describes how an uncle of his became a Christian after years of prayers by his aunt, he warns against taking that risk. If God doesn’t save your unbelieving spouse “on your time, and if he doesn’t do it at all, then you’re stuck with somebody who can hold you down spiritually,” he says.
Jackie Hill Perry agrees. “It is some crazy faith to get with somebody in the hopes that they will one day become Christian when there is no promise from God that that may or may not happen,” she says. “But why not have that same faith that if God can save them, then God can actually provide you someone that’s already saved?”
To singles, she says, “The person that God has for you may be out there in the world and is saved. But our impatience is actually not leaving any room for that person to come along because we’re busying ourselves with people that aren’t good for us.”