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 1st Corinthians 7:14.
The blessings that flow to the believers don’t stop there, but extend to others. God regards the marriage as “sanctified” by the presence of one Christian spouse. The other does not receive salvation automatically, but is helped by this relationship. The children of such a marriage are to be regarded as Christians because of God’s blessings on the family unit until they are old enough to decide for themselves. (more…)