Didn't Jesus said he came to divide ? The message here is Faith vs Non-faith. If the family is that hard core that if you are a christian & all they do is badger you about being a christian & in your heart & mind that's what you believe. You can do one of 2 things, stay & show by your conduct & then you may win them over. Most families don't care what you believe, just don't force feed them. How many women are Christians & their hubby's aren't ? The wives go to a place of worship & their hubby stays home for some peace & quiet, or he'll go if that's his mind-set. If you love God/Jesus/Jehovah more than your family that's ok, as long as you don't neglect your family. It's a heart condition. If your hubby or wife says that there is no God, all you can do is try to convince them. The other choice is to leave them, but that's a bit drastic. I think this scripture just makes one think, that's all. Mom & Dad are great, but to believe in something other than man, isn't such a bad thing. I actually think it's humbling. Some ways of worship are more fanatical than others.
To me it's a personal choice. It shouldn't be religion that breaks up a families. Only fanatical religions do that...I had a friend who was in a large family. Some of them were witnesses. So the witnesses where watching their association with others of the same family. Well don't you know, some others became Muslin/Islamic, not sure, but anyway...The witnesses would call on the Muslims & they would say, we can't associate with you, we were told to watch who we get this...ASSOCIATE WITH...so the witnesses came running to my friend & said, so & so won't talk or associate with us...my friend turned to them & said....WELL YOU DID THE SAME THING...do I wish I was a fly on the wall when she said that...what I find out about witnesses is when they say certain things, it makes them feel religious, but when you say it back to them when someone else does what they do...it doesn't sound so nice.
I am a witness. I'm an opened mind witness...I know, those words don't match. I drink the kool-aide I like & lines up with the bible, the rest I spit out...at home...I keep my mouth shut, if I disagree, it's none of their business...The relationship is between me & God. It's like dating, sometimes you get introduced to someone & it works...being a witness works for me. But I come on this site to vent & to make sure that I hear one thing then read the bible & it doesn't line up. But as far as I'm concerned....No man has God right....he wants us to love one another & take care of one another...no more no less