Question submitted via Formspring:“Can Christians and non-Christians date?
If so is the outcome always one of being non-yoked?
This is like being married to an unbeliever or a spiritually stagnant Christian.
Like anything, it isn’t necessary to be twins, but you *do* need to have a mutual respect and understanding. If you have kids, will they be raised as Christians, or not?
For instance, one of you can’t start forcing the other to go to church, nor can you stop the other from going. A common mistake is to believe you’ll let the kids grow up and decide, but that’s actually not possible since they’ll have religious questions LONG before that.
For instance, if two people get together in the hopes of falling love and getting married, that’s no problem; if two people are just dating, or even just sleeping together, still no problem.
But, if one of you wants to get married and the other is just in it for the sex, you are in for problems.
A word to the wise – do not take the first step to becoming emotionally entangled. The unbeliever may look great and may be wonderful, but trouble is coming down the road. Eventually we buy another car unless we love antiques.
But if the repairs are frequent and costly in the early years of ownership we get rid of the car early.
Can you imagine what it must be like for a non-Christian to be married to a believer?
The Christian wants to read the Bible every day and the spouse does not.
(NASB) Deuteronomy 7:3-4Judah has dealt treacherously, and an abomination has been committed in Israel and in Jerusalem; for Judah has profaned the sanctuary of the LORD which He loves, and has married the daughter of a foriegn god.