I've read the replies under Submissive topic and it seems that most are referring to husbands and wives that are believers and also to the believer's chain of command. Do all the verses quoted there refer also to believing wives but unbelieving husbands. The life situations that come up in this situation are numberous. Yes, I know that God says to not be unequally yoked and that in a perfect world all marriages would be chosen by God, however, we do not live in a perfect world and there are many unequally yoked couples. What is the practical application of the Word on this? God says to at least tithe, but nonbelievers do not understand this kind of giving. A nonbeliever would most likely believe that he's pulled himself up by his own bootstraps but we know better, don't we? Does God have to take it all to prove to him that He provided it? I use the nonbelieving husband because he is the head of the household. Also I know that the Bible says that the nonbeliever is sanctified by the wife. What is that exactly? I know this is lengthy and somewhat rambling but it does make my head spin. Can anyone help?