Nonbelievers dating

Dating an unbeliever can hinder your relationship with Christ.

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It seems to me that one should not date anyone whom Proverbs tells us not to associate with, and that one should consider dating only those who possess the qualities of a good friend (or of a potential life’s mate).

This would not only exclude unbelievers, but it would also exclude many who profess to be believers as well.

When it comes to making up, don’t misunderstand me.

It’s such a common thing that either you’ve heard of it or are caught up in it yourself! It is the seemingly endless habit many couples have in which they will fight and makeup on a regular basis. It makes for great movies, but what works for a 90-minute Hollywood hit is a no-go in the real world.

Following Christ is the most important decision you'll ever make. Choosing a mate who shares your faith and who will support you in your spiritual growth.

In 2 Corinthians , the Apostle Paul says that believers should not "be unequally yoked with non-believers." While it's true that this passage does not specifically mention marriage, it does refer to being bound in a relationship with another person—no relationship is more binding than marriage.

Don’t think you will change that person later on in life because that rarely happens and only makes things worse. He loves you and does not want you to be one flesh with a person that won’t accept his son. An ungodly husband or an ungodly wife cannot do God’s will in marriage. 1 Corinthians But now I am writing to you that you must not associate with anyone who claims to be a brother or sister but is sexually immoral or greedy, an idolater or slanderer, a drunkard or swindler.

I want to also remind you this, don’t date someone just because they go to church because many people who say they’re Christians are not truly Christians.

I think it is true that our young people date too young, and that many dating situations are unwise in that they create unnecessary temptations and, even if nothing wrong takes place, a couple’s actions may give the appearance of evil.

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