What do I do about my drug-using husband?


How do I deal with my husband who is on drugs and has a low-income job? He says he doesn't have enough money to pay the bills, but he has money to buy drugs, cigarettes and God knows what else. I have four wonderful children. We don't have much money to support our children and live without food stamps and other sources. I try to wait on God for help, but I'm lost in my life with what else to do. I need support. I don't know if you should walk away from marriage like this or what. My husband sometimes is okay sometimes, but I need spiritual guidance. Sometimes I don't like his attitude. I just got to the point I don't really care what he does. Talking to him just runs my blood pressure up. I went through this before, but there are other things now. I'm worried about his using drugs again. So as you, so see I'm lost.


However you look at this situation, if your husband is not supporting you and your children, then you will have to get a job to do so. The money that you make needs to be kept where he cannot access it. In a similar vein, while he remains a drug user, supporting him will not encourage him to change for the better. Divorcing your husband will not allow you to marry another person. "Now to the married I command, yet not I but the Lord: A wife is not to depart from her husband. But even if she does depart, let her remain unmarried or be reconciled to her husband. And a husband is not to divorce his wife" (I Corinthians 7:10-11). Therefore, regardless of how you approach this problem, you will still be needing to support your family and yourself.

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