While you are waiting for “The Case for Christ” to reach your local theater on April 7th, PureFlix.com has several inspirational movies available now with similar themes. Problems that arise in a marriage between a Christian and an atheist are one of the main themes of “The Case for Christ”.
Today, nearly one in five new marriages is between a Christian and a non-religious partner. This kind of “unequally yoked” marriage can lead to arguments over many things including priorities, values, and attitudes. There are also questions of whether to raise the children as Christian or atheist, whether to allow the religious spouse to donate to their church, and whether religion should be a topic discussed in the home.
While each relationship has its own unique challenges, Lee Strobel, the author of “The Case for Christ”, says there are a few marriage tips that can really help those who are unequally yoked to bring peace back into their marriage.
The first step is to make sure your spouse still knows that they are the most important person in your life. It’s also important to focus on the qualities that you love about your spouse rather than focusing on their unbelief. Be sure to always stick to your Christian values while dealing with topics of potential conflict. And finally, when teaching religion to your children don’t turn them against your spouse. Instead, teach them mutual respect for both parents.
Find more advice on marriage struggles by watching the 4 following inspirational movies on PureFlix.com.
1. Marriage Retreat
A trio of unhappily married couples head to a mountain retreat where they are subjected to unorthodox and seemingly comical methods by Dr. Sullivan and his wife, Katrina. As the couples struggle through the program for marital bliss, they soon discover it's not what they're missing from their lives but who: Jesus.
2. Sacred Vow
They came together early in their lives. Now they have a marriage that’s lost its spark. Can Doug and Amber’s love be rekindled and endure years after their sacred vow?
3.The 5 Love Languages
A marriage and relationship counselor shares the secrets to everlasting love. Dr. Chapman explains the philosophy behind "The 5 Love Languages" so you can apply these principles to your relationships and build up to a love that lasts even after the honeymoon is over.
4. A Vow to Cherish
A business executive’s life is turned upside down when his wife contracts a debilitating disease. In this emotional journey, the couple’s ability to cope with the unthinkable is tested and moral issues they never thought they’d have to face rise to the surface.