Hide Your face from my sins And blot out all my iniquities. Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a steadfast spirit within me.Do not cast me away from Your presence And do not take Your Holy Spirit from me.In fact, I have to chuckle to myself whenever someone asks me to give a “biblical” perspective on dating.
For I know my transgressions, And my sin is ever before me.Against You, You only, I have sinned And done what is evil in Your sight, So that You are justified when You speak And blameless when You judge.Email your questions to [email protected]] I’m dating a woman and I really like her. She’s an incredible person who teaches me so much and is kind and everything you’d hope for in a mate, but she just doesn’t buy into Jesus. And before you start getting all nervous that I’m about to drop the axe on this sweet thing you’ve got going, know that I’m not about to tell you to break up immediately. Can a Christian and a non-Christian date, fall in love, be genuinely happy, get married and do great things for the world? There are countless follower/non-follower relationships that would be viewed as phenomenal by any standard.So here’s the question, what do you make of a Christian dating a non-Christian? Instead, I’m going to give you three different perspectives: “Yes, date her! Additionally, it is possible for you to follow Jesus and bear fruit throughout your life even if your dating relationship isn’t rooted in Christ. But somewhere, at some point, you’re going to realize that you are building a life on two different foundations.You disengage with God—not because you don’t love God, but because you deeply love this woman and are having to make concessions in order to speak a common language.
People are going to try and point to 2 Corinthians as Biblical proof that you shouldn’t date an unbeliever. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? ” In truth, making this verse about not being in a romantic relationship with a non-believer isn’t a good interpretation of what Paul was really getting at when he wrote these words.
Therefore if there is any encouragement in Christ, if there is any consolation of love, if there is any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and compassion, make my joy complete by being of the same mind, maintaining the same love, united in spirit, intent on one purpose.
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But if you two are doing this thing together, there’s got to be a common sense of purpose and mission.
Without that, you spin your wheels alone and eventually get tired of explaining how you feel God’s calling on your life.
The process of meeting a spouse had very little to do with compatibility and personality traits, and everything to do with family lineage and economic status.