General Advice – 1 Cor 7:12-14
Vs 12-13 – Paul then gives advice to the church in general. It is advice and not the Lord’s. If a man or woman has an unbelieving spouse and they wish to remain in the marriage than the Christian should not divorce them.
Vs 14 – This is such a great verse. The unbelieving spouse is sanctified by the believing spouse. God looks at them with favor and the promise of Acts 16:31 is in place. Not only shall we be saved but our household as well. You cannot have influence over an unbelieving spouse unless you are still married. Paul says the reason to remain in this condition is for the sake of the children. They are sanctified as well and not unclean in any way. As we are holy so our children and spouses but our association with them have been made holy in the sight of the Lord.