Working with young people, one of the most common questions I hear stems from the apparent Biblical principle that we should not date/marry a person who does not have the same faith in Christ as we do.
Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness? — 2 Corinthians 6:14
The overarching idea seems to be that being in a relationship, with the assumption of eventually being committed to each other in marriage, to someone without the same faith standards as yourself would cause problems in the marriage, and out of a need to see eye-to-eye, could cause those strong in their faith to compromise on their beliefs.
What do you think? Is it really that important for a Christian to marry another Christian? Or is there really a case to be made for “evangelistic dating,” where the Christian tries to convert the non-believing partner?
What has your experience been? Add your comments.
Write something about our death to self and new life in Christ.
Use examples of things that die and new life is produced as a result, after fire, changing of seasons, pruning.
Write something bringing together this scripture along with the stories of the Israelite kings and how they failed when they stopped acknowledging God and looking to Him in all their ways. They looked to other means instead of God and that’s when things would start going wrong.
We must put God first in our lives. Any other place of importance and God doesn’t want any of us. This is clear in scripture in the lives of the kings. He allows us to run around like a crazy person chasing dreams.
The Apostle Paul had relatives who were saved before him. Is it possible his family was praying for him that he would receive Christ? Doesn’t this show the importance of praying for our family and friends?
I want to write down the things God has been saying to me about the Christian walk and how our walk affects those around us.
Please be patient with me as I attempt to get more information on here about what I want to write about so that you guys can give me some feedback.