Dating between christians and non christians
There is no greater binding experience than the commingling of two people into one, in this thing we call marriage (Genesis ).
God knows the difficulty that comes with making two into one, and He encourages His children to be “yoked” together with someone with whom they can become fully one- physically, emotionally, and spiritually. It’s easy to grow weary in waiting, and attempt to jump into love with someone that you may connect with physically and emotionally, but not spiritually–believing that this is as good as it gets, and settle for less than best.
But single Christians may be tempted to say, “Well, it doesn’t talk about dating. ” To answer this question, it’s important to take a step back and look at some principles found in scripture.
In a letter to a new group of believers, Paul is addressing their questions of what’s okay and not okay for them to partake in as believers in Christ.
But this is when the beauty of our relationship with Jesus Christ shines through more than ever before.
It is within that deep vulnerability, that our relationship with Jesus is the anchor that keeps us steady.
We are holistic beings, and in order to truly connect, we must find someone with which we can connect on every level. If that describes you, it’s important to remember the reason for the waiting.
Dating is a precursor for marriage, because you will ultimately marry one of the people you date- and marriage ushers you in the most vulnerable state of your life.
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A: Type the word “dating” into your bible search tool, and what comes up? When I was single, I remember wishing there was an entire book of the bible dedicated to the topic, or at least even a chapter.
I know I’m not alone in this frustration, because as a professional counselor and dating coach, I get get emails from hundreds of singles across the country, looking for some guidance when it comes to this crazy little thing called dating.
In particular there is real pain in living with the decision not to marry rather than marry a non-Christian that results in them not having children.
They say that there is little support for them in obedience to their faith in their received teaching.