For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband: else were your children unclean: but now are they holy. - I Cor. 7:14.
I was married in the temple in 1945 to a fine young man, and one whom I had known since I was 10 years old. One thinks that when one grows up in the same neighborhood where everyone knows everyone, that one would feel secure in a marriage that is sealed in the temple. Not necessarily so. After high school, my husband went to serve in the U.S. Navy during World War II. His time in the service changed my nice young man into a person that I really didn't know.He remained in the military for 20 years and much of that time we were not close to our family or the Church. As our family grew my husband encouraged me to take the children to Church but he would not go. We also could not discuss the Church or any religious topics at home.
After reading this scripture I fasted and prayed continually that my husband's heart would be softened. I learned that our time is not the Lord's time, and I needed to live my life to be worthy of the time when my husband would accept and return to the fold. Although I had faith, I really never thought it would happen in this life. On our 49th anniversary of marriage we were able to go to the temple once again and have been going ever since. The joy we both feel is unspeakable.