My Stubborn Husband Changes and Began to Say, "Falun Dafa is Good!"
(Minghui.org) My husband is 67 and very stubborn. Before retirement, he was a senior electrician and could easily solve problems that others couldn't. He is very smart and capable. However, because of the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) atheistic and materialistic ideology, he thought that Buddhas and Gods didn't exist, and laughed at me whenever I spoke of them.
I started practicing Falun Dafa in 1997. Very soon after, all the diseases that had bothered me for 25 years disappeared, including headaches, leg pain, stomachaches, shoulder problems, gynecological diseases and allergies. I am now healthy and energetic at age 66.
I said to my husband, "Falun Dafa is wonderful. Without spending a penny, all my illnesses that couldn't be cured by hospitals were gone in less a month."
"You had no illnesses,” he replied. You were pretty healthy to begin with.” We had many exchanges like this.
In his eyes, I was not competent at anything, and whatever I said was wrong, even if what I said or did was for his benefit. He knew that I had become healthy after I practiced Falun Dafa, but he purposefully denied it when speaking to me.
Outside however, he would tell others, "My wife became healthy after practicing Falun Dafa. She's free of illness now, and even her blood pressure became normal. She's energetic all day long. She takes money lightly, and does not take advantage of others. She is really nice to my parents."
He encouraged his two younger brothers and four younger sisters, "You should follow your sister-in-law and practice Falun Dafa. All your illnesses will be cured!" They also suggested the same to him, and that he should practice with me. He said he wasn't good enough.
He Quit the Communist Youth League and the Young Pioneers
My husband had joined the CCP's affiliated organizations when he was young – the Communist Youth League and the Young Pioneers. I tried to persuade him many times to renounce them, but he would not listen. He said, "It wasn't a big deal. What happens if I don't quit? I have not participated for so many years."
I tried to explain the consequences of not quitting, but he would not listen to me. I asked other practitioners to try to persuade him. After they spoke to him several times, he finally agreed to quit those organizations.
I traveled to Beijing three times to appeal for the right to practice Falun Dafa, but each time I was illegally arrested and sentenced: one year of forced labor, then three years of forced labor, and I was also sent to prison for three years. I have been arrested many other times for practicing Falun Dafa.
Each time after I was released and returned home, my husband said, "The weak cannot contend with the strong. Be realistic and stop looking for trouble!" He added, "Let the Party lead."
He watched TV all day and sometimes shouted, “Long live the Party.” I wasn't sure if his quitting the Youth League and Young Pioneers still counted, and if he would still be saved. I lost all hope for him and did not want to talk to him.
Later on, through ample study of the teachings of Falun Dafa, I realized that I shouldn't take his wrongdoings to heart.
When he was in a good mood, I talked to him about how wonderful Dafa is and about how bad the Communist Party has been towards him.
I said, "This generation of ours has been put through everything: campaigns against many groups of people, the Great Cultural Revolution, and being persecuted for practicing Falun Dafa.
"To have our second child, I had to hide my pregnancy. When I was six months pregnant, the authorities wanted to make me have an abortion. I refused and eventually gave birth, but they wouldn't approve the household registration for our baby.”
"The Party had promised that a couple could have two children as long as the children were three years apart. Our kids were more than three years apart in age, but they penalized us with wage reductions and withheld my wages for nine months!”
This time he listened and he said, "The Communist Party never did anything good for me. I won't believe it anymore. It is so bad!"
He Signed a Solemn Declaration and a Criminal Complaint Against Jiang Zemin
My husband had torn up Dafa books many years ago. In addition, when I said Falun Dafa is good, he would say the opposite. There was a local female practitioner who died at the beginning of the persecution. He commented, "Don't practitioners die even if they practice Falun Dafa? Then how good is it? "
I replied, "Who said people won't die after practicing Falun Dafa? With that logic, wouldn't doctors be free of illness and death?"
I said to him, "Master Li told us to consider others first, conduct ourselves according to Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance and 'attain the righteous enlightenment of selflessness and altruism.' Is there anything wrong with that?”
I continued: “Some practitioners did not listen; they did not conduct themselves according to Dafa's standards. Instead they were attached to personal gain. They were not genuine practitioners. Therefore they left as they were destined to."
My husband understood and never made those comments again. He also wrote a solemn declaration for being disrespectful to Dafa and apologized for what he had said and done.
At the start of the mass movement of Falun Dafa practitioners filing criminal charges against Jiang Zemin, the former head of the CCP for persecuting Falun Dafa, many people in our area supported the movement and signed their real names on petitions to indict Jiang. My husband also signed his name.
My Husband Finally Supported Falun Dafa
I often reminded my husband to say sincerely, "Falun Dafa is Good! Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is Good!" I told him it would be good for him and would protect him. But he refused to do it no matter what I said.
I downloaded many podcasts from Minghui.org about people who regained their health by repeating, "Falun Dafa is Good! Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is Good!" I listened to them while cleaning the house and eating meals. He heard them too. I saw that he listened very attentively. He finally understood and started to repeat those words.
When I gave him a Falun Dafa amulet and told him to always carry it with him, I said, "How lucky you are to have Falun Dafa and its Master protecting you!" He was very happy; he put one in his bag, one in his pocket, and one on the back of his cell phone.
One day, we went to a family event together. He realized he forgot to bring a Dafa amulet and asked me for one. This would have been impossible in the past. The wonderful nature of Dafa has changed my stubborn husband to what he is today; it is beyond my wildest dream!
Master Protected Him From Danger
In May of this year, my husband had three nasty falls, but was not hurt. I know he was unscathed because he has been repeating "Falun Dafa is Good! Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is Good!"
In July, he fell while riding a bicycle. People encircled him and dared not to help him stand up. They said, "We cannot help you up, you have to get up yourself." He got up slowly, re-positioned his bicycle, and rode it back home.
In early September, he went fishing in the countryside, and climbed a dam 20 feet high. While coming down, he lost his foothold and started rolling down the hill. His friends were scared, thinking he would be badly injured or dead.
When he reached the bottom, he got up himself, moved his limbs, and found nothing wrong. He came back home and told me about the incident and said, "I was so lucky! I rolled off a 20-feet dam and wasn't hurt."
"You were carrying a Dafa amulet,” I said. “It was Dafa's Master who has protected you! You should thank Dafa's Master!" He smiled.
He also slipped and fell when it was rainy one night and was covered with mud. He immediately got up and again was not hurt.
He used to have a severe stomach ulcer and other illnesses. They're all gone now. His other health indicators have also been normal during every physical exam.
I am grateful to Falun Dafa for saving my non-practitioner husband!