Dating christians not married

For some reason, when it concerns matters of the heart, we can often be swayed to wander further outside of God’s boundaries than we may on other matters. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Therefore go out from their midst, and be separate from them,’ says the Lord, and touch no unclean thing; then I will welcome you, and I will be a father to you, and you shall be sons and daughters to me, says the Lord Almighty.’ For those of you who are dating, or are tempted to date a nonbeliever, I’d like to challenge you to reconsider.

To help you in this mission I have provided links below to several thought-provoking articles and videos.

Because of Sarah’s boldness to make this “promise” happen in only the way SHE thought it could, there have been negative repercussions for many generations, to this day.

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It’s a Q&A video on the subject of “Dating a Non-Christian.” You may find this very insightful: I pray this helps in some way.

Please know that the person you are dating, considering dating, or even considering marrying (who is not a follower of Jesus), may be a wonderful person in many ways.

In a society where people can have hundreds of online friends from all over the world, it can still be difficult to find close, personal relationships in real life.

Sometimes it feels like a miracle when we meet someone with whom we really connect—someone who likes us, likes spending time with us, and makes us feel appreciated.

Since the beginning of humankind, we have been experiencing the pull towards that, which is “forbidden.” God says, “no” to some things, and just like Eve in the Garden of Eden, we allow ourselves to entertain the question, “Did God actually say…” This is no less true as it pertains to Christians dating non-Christians —the “forbidden fruit.” It can be tempting to go out with someone we are attracted to and think, “this one time won’t hurt.” But then the temptation arises to go out on another occasion, and then another.

Each time there seems to be some good reason why we think it would be okay. God is very serious in what He tells us concerning our “affections.” We are told in 2 Corinthians -18: Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. Or what portion does a believer share with an unbeliever? I will make my dwelling among them and walk among them, and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.

The desire for companionship fights with the desire to remain physically pure. Very often, it's the non-Christians who step up and have the confidence to say, "I don't know where this will go, but I like you. " Which is why many Christians are tempted to date and marry non-Christians.

And the church shouts mixed messages—insisting on the sacrament of marriage without providing the marriage partner. It is possible to have a loving relationship with an unbeliever.

Here is the article where Steve Shirley gives his biblically-based answer to the question: • CAN I DATE A NON-CHRISTIAN?

And then here’s something you may want to view on this issue, talked about by Pastor Tim Keller.

When that magic happens, it can be easy to gloss over differences that don't seem to have any bearing on the personal relationship.

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