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! And because the Bible doesn’t specifically warn against Perspective 2: No, don’t date her! Now, I’m not saying this because inherent in her unbelief is some immoral compass that will lead you down a path of sin and debauchery. As a Christian, your life is built on a desire to trust and follow Jesus to the ends of the earth.For her, well, I don’t know what her foundation is—and maybe she doesn’t either.But if you two are doing this thing together, there’s got to be a common sense of purpose and mission.Without that, you spin your wheels alone and eventually get tired of explaining how you feel God’s calling on your life.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.
Day by day, we became closer and we started hanging out exclusively.
We really want this verse (or any verse) to be all about dating and marriage to a non-Christian because it would make this whole conversation a lot easier.
I’ve been single for years, but I recently met a guy I hit it off with right away.
Eddie answers questions and gives advice on issues you want to hear about. 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.
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. 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.