(Minghui.org) I started to practice Falun Dafa in 1997. After the persecution, I became well-known in my residential area for staying firm in my belief in Dafa. My husband is a retired military official and we live in an area where retired military officials reside. My husband supported my practicing Falun Dafa before 1999, but after the persecution, he asked me to be careful in such an oppressive environment.
One night, officers from the local police department came to my home twice and asked if I had anything to do with the pamphlets in their hands. This made my husband really worried.
Five officers from the 610 Office came to my home after the Tiananmen Square self-immolation hoax was shown on TV and they asked me if I planned to continue practicing Falun Dafa. I said, “yes” without any hesitation. My husband slapped me so hard that it even surprised the officers.
My husband's friends and the officials of the residential area came to visit us and during the conversation, my practicing of Falun Dafa came up. One of them asked me to say that I was practicing another qigong so as to avoid persecution. I dismissed his comment and asked them not to bring it up again. My husband was unhappy and felt that I had offended them.
When the Tiananmen Square self-immolation hoax was broadcast on TV, I explained to my husband how the incident was staged. He didn't believe me and asked, “How could CCTV dare to lie before the whole world?”
As the pressure escalated, he told me one day that a meeting was held by the local military unit and that they had concluded that I could not live there if I kept practicing. He said, “You have to consider our family. I only want to have a peaceful life. You will destroy our family. If you won't change your mind I want you to leave. I will divorce you if there is no other way.”
The pressure was mounting. The evil specter of communism was trying to make me fearful and give up my belief. But as long as I had no fear, had righteous thoughts, and firmly believed in Dafa, it couldn't do anything to me.
My family members, however, were afraid. My husband had been in the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) military all his life. He was brutally persecuted during the Cultural Revolution, so I understood his fear. I knew that I should help him see the evil's tricks, help him understand that the CCP was the one in the wrong. If his righteous thoughts could come forth, he would be able to overcome these hardships.
He mentioned divorce again, so I said to him firmly, “We both own this home, we've been together for decades and you clearly know what kind of person I am. If you doubt whether I want our family to stay together, or whether I am a good person, then I think it is indeed time for us to separate. What's wrong with my belief in Dafa? It is the CCP that is persecuting us. I am healthy and can make a living anywhere. If you insist on divorcing me, I want you to write a statement that you are divorcing me not because I am practicing Falun Dafa, but because the CCP has forced you to divorce me.”
I told him that it is the evil forces trying to control his thoughts. The evil doesn't want me to practice Falun Dafa and they want to see me suffer from illness. I wouldn't have become healthy if I didn't practice Falun Dafa, and if he were considerate of me, he would support me and not cooperate with the evil. It will be the CCP that destroys our family. In every political campaign that the CCP has launched, how many families have been destroyed, and husbands and wives have broken up? The CCP stirs things up, and the people suffer.
I was very righteous. My husband listened and didn't say a word. I knew that he was moved by my righteous thoughts.
After that he no longer mentioned divorce. As always, I looked after him well. When he was happy, I told him the facts about Falun Dafa. I left truth-clarification pamphlets where it was easy for him to pick them up and read them. I asked him to watch the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party DVD. He agreed.
Our family environment gradually improved and my husband became more clearheaded. One day an officer from the community center asked him to complete a form on which Falun Dafa was mentioned. My husband told them that it was quite offensive that they did this.
On another occasion, an officer from the residential compound called us and said that a police officer was at the gate and wanted to see me. After he learned that I had been at home all day, my husband rang the compound office and told them not to bother us.
I was happy to learn that he had started to protect me, and I saw that a tumor on his wrist had disappeared. The pain in his leg that he had for over ten years was now gone. My family was amazed by these miracles.
I cleared all the books, materials, and other items out of our home that had anything to do with the CCP. He didn't have any objection to my doing so, and I also set up a Fa-study group at home. He asked the practitioners to say that they came to see him if the security guard in our residential area questioned them.
My husband has changed a lot. Our family environment is harmonious and all of my children have learned the truth about Falun Dafa and support me.
I have managed to overcome all these tribulations because I firmly believe in Dafa and because I have Master Li (the founder) guiding me. Only when my family members recognized the truth were they able to discern good from bad and could let go of fear and rid themselves of the evil's control. I was then able to live righteously, and safeguard Dafa.