1. Have him watch Steve Job’s 2005 Commencement Address at Stanford University. Hearing one of the greatest iconoclasts of our time talk candidly about dying is sobering and profound.
2. Encourage him to read James Emery White’s little book called Search For The Spiritual. It’s the single best introduction to Christianity in print for people like your husband. I give that to every skeptical man I meet.
3. Find a church that has a pastor your husband will like and believes in evangelism. Emerson once said, “Every institution is the lengthened shadow of one man.” The church is no different. Find a church served by a pastor who has a proven track record of reaching people like your husband.
4. Tell him you want both of you to take the Myers-Briggs Temperament Indicator. The Myers-Briggs is the most widely administered personality test in the world. I’ve found that nothing opens a non-believing man up to self-reflection like that test. You can find an online version HERE. It’s amazing how easily reflecting on their temperament naturally leads a man to contemplate his purpose in life. Here are the companion books I always give men to read after taking the test: Do What You Are (how your personality affects your career choices), Just Your Type (how your personality affects your marriage), and Type Talk (a general introduction to the Myers-Briggs). I’d encourage you to buy all three. [Read more...]