But when 30 hit, let’s just say God and me were in a fight. You go to youth group, you love Jesus, you meet someone, you graduate high school, you get married, and as the fairy tales say, “You live happily ever after.” When I was 19 I was ready. At 27, I understood and accepted that God was using the last few years to prepare me for marriage.I have received a few emails from Christians (and even one from a non-Christian) asking if it is okay for a Christian to date or marry an unbeliever.
Question Do you know of any Bible verses pertaining to Christians dating non-Christians?Answer The Bible does not speak specifically of "dating" however, since dating is a process in our culture that two people use to find out if they would be compatible for marriage, and that the possibility of "falling in love" always exists in dating, therefore I believe the Bible has a very clear statement regarding dating: "Do not be yoked together with unbelievers.There seemed to be 10 girls for every single available guy in church.Then there was the pressure of every person I knew asking about my relationship status every time I saw them.( In these verses, the Apostle Paul compares believers with unbelievers in terms of light with darkness (verse 14), Christ with Belial (a references to Satan, verse 15), a believer with an unbeliever (verse 15), and a temple of God with a temple of idols (verse 16). Even though you may think you have a lot in common, the most important things you don't hold in common.
The Bible, especially the New Testament, warns Christians to avoid idolatry.But what does the Bible teach about dating and marriage? Is it a sin for a Christian to date a non-Christian?According to the scriptures, relationships are very important, and faith does matter.2 Corinthians - Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? 1 Corinthians - Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.2 Corinthians -18 - Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? Proverbs - Favour [is] deceitful, and beauty [is] vain: [but] a woman [that] feareth the LORD, she shall be praised.2 Timothy 3:1-5 - This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.Proverbs - Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it [are] the issues of life.1 Corinthians 13:4-7 - Charity suffereth long, [and] is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, 1 Corinthians - Flee fornication.A "yoke" was a farm implement that bound two animals together so that they could work together as a team.