Single people from all walks of life often wonder if dating a non-Christian is a good idea.
Oftentimes that question arises when the person already has a non-Christian they like in their life and are unsure of whether or not to go ahead and enter a significant relationship.
Because if you imagine yourself living a devoted life for Jesus, dating a non-Christian might get in the way of that life.
I realise this blog post is about dating, not about marriage, but I’m going to jump ahead to marriage because even if you’re not sure that is where the relationship will end up, that possibility should be a consideration when you’re deciding who to date. His word gives us the principles we need for satisfying marriages.It takes three to make a good marriage: God, the man, and the woman.I could go on, and if you’re a part of almost any kind of Christian community, you probably can too.Even though we’re following Jesus, and reading the same Bible, and aiming for the covenant of marriage, our dating advice can be surprisingly wide and diverse.As a Christian, your life is built on a desire to trust and follow Jesus to the ends of the earth.
For the other person who is not a Christian, it is very likely that they have built their life on a desire for success, money, health etc.Do you imagine yourself serving the Lord wholeheartedly? Do you imagine attending church with your husband/wife?Do you imagine your children growing up to love Jesus?For a Christian to marry an unbeliever is to enter marriage lacking something essential.Marriage has been described as a triangle with God at the top: the closer each partner moves to God, the closer they move toward each other.Today more than ever before, we’re faced with a never-ending buffet of opinions and advice that has something to say about everything and yet lets us choose the answer we want.