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How to Pray for Your Husband instead of Trying to Change Him

Have you ever tried changing your husband?

Whether it’s in a big way or in what you consider a simple small thing that you feel he should so easily change. I think most of us have tried to change our husband in some form or fashion.

From wanting him to help clean up after himself more, or hoping he would show you more appreciation for all your efforts you do for him and your family on a daily basis. Or perhaps we try to change our husbands pushing them to plan more date nights or lead your family in the way you think he should as a Christian husband.

Maybe he isn’t Christian at all, so you are hoping he will change into that God-loving husband. Are you hanging on to the hopes that your husband will change yet no matter how many times you try to talk to him in kind ways, respectful ways, and sometimes in manipulative or angry ways, nothing seems to work to get him to change?

What if you could change your husband without saying a word? Yes, without a single word.

1 Peter 3:1-2 says, “wives…be submissive to your own husbands, that even if some do not obey the word, they, without a word, may be won by the conduct of their wives, when they observe your chaste conduct accompanied by fear.”

This is a profound verse.  Paul is encouraging us telling us that we can win our husband over without even saying a word. As a woman, not saying much, let alone no words at all, might be one of the most difficult things I struggle with.

What if as wives, we began to talk less to our husbands about them changing, and instead began talking it all out with God first?

Instead of nagging to our husbands to change this or that, we started nagging God. Instead of wrestling with our husbands over the same thing over and over and seeing little to no change at all, we start wrestling it all out with God.

Here are 4 things to focus on.


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