Part 151 One individual asked a question about marriage. The person inquired, “What does the Bible mean when it says, ‘For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband’ in 1 Corinthians 7:14?” Based on the context of the conversation the real question here is what does it mean to be sanctified by one’s spouse? Can you save your spouse through a lawful marriage? When I first read this verse, my first thought was that a spouse should not leave their married partner just because the person is not a Christian. The believer may be able to save their spouse by being a good example and save their children by teaching them the message of God. To understand what God communicated through Paul to the church in Corinth and to all Christians today, one must consider the context.