Expect that spouse to react with anger. However, making sin have strong negative consequences is the right thing to do.
In my weekend turnaround workshop for marriages in crisis, we have many couples who come because someone convinced the abandoning spouse to attend for conscience sake or to get some concession. Over nearly a decade we’ve witnessed one seemingly hopeless marriage after another turn around during that weekend.
Whether you use our services, your own counselors, or someone else, the message is the same. We MUST NOT give up on marriages because we think that either spouse is beyond rescuing. Don’t give up on the power of God and what He can do to change someone's heart if only we do our part.
In the words of Winston Churchill, "Never, never, never give up."