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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.
Especially if you grew up in the church, you’ve probably heard people say that Christians should not marry non-Christians.
And since dating is the first step toward marriage, it follows that Christians should not date non-Christians either. I have met so many believers who—when times got tough or lonely—ditched that rule and started a relationship with an unbeliever. “My boyfriend acts more like a Christian than my Christian friends do,” they say.
Don’t let fear drive you into the arms of someone with whom you can’t share every single part of your life.
For her, well, I don’t know what her foundation is—and maybe she doesn’t either.And sadly, that may be true, but being a Christian is about so much more than just being a moral person.Being a believer means that your relationship with God has absolutely, entirely and clearly changed your life.As John Piper so eloquently says, “Marriage exists ultimately to display the covenant-keeping love between Christ and His church. I tell my counseling clients all the time that modern psychology points to the benefits of being married to someone with whom you are “spiritually in-sync.” Faith and spirituality are such important factors in our lives that those who have them in common tend to have a lower divorce rate.
This statistic rings true for all belief systems, because having this integral part of our identity in common is like strings that hold two people together.I’ve been single for years, but I recently met a guy I hit it off with right away.