Q. I have two beautiful daughters who live with their mother, she does not go to church nor is there ever any talk about the Lord at their house. As I try to input a Biblical worldview and teach the girls the Word of God, their mother condemns me to the girls, basically saying that I am a ” Jesus Freak” etc.. She has pitted the girls against me and tries to make me look like the bad man. Do you have any scripture that I can use to get through to the girls that may help them to see the truth?
A. It sounds like your ex-wife may be opposing everything you say out of bitterness over your divorce. She apparently exerts a great deal of influence over your daughters and has turned them against you. In effect the two of you have put your daughters in the middle of your personal problems and they’re siding with her, at least for now.
I see two possible solutions. One is to persuade your ex-wife that while she has the right to reject your belief, she really owes it to your daughters to let them make up their own minds about it. (I don’t hold out much hope for that one.)
The other is to back off and put everything in the Lord’s hands. You know He wants your daughters to be saved, and you know that what you’re doing now isn’t working, so you really don’t have anything to lose. When the time is right He will open their hearts. In the mean time you should stay in prayer for them and strive to change their perception of Christianity by your example. This will help restore your credibility with them so you can be a positive Christian influence in their lives when the time comes.