***Note that this does not mean to say that unbelievers are second class citizens for me, but I just happen to have my faith as the highest value of my life.It is important for me that those I will share life with intimately, closely, also believe in the same God.Being around an ungodly person can make you start to sin more, act in a different way, talk in a different way, be led astray, and always remember if your life is all about Christ you won’t be able to express and share things about Christ which all believers love to do because there is no connection. There is no point of dating someone if you don’t plan on marrying them and I’ve heard many bad stories about believers who married an unbeliever. So be on your guard, and do not be unfaithful to the wife of your youth.5.
Such an article would include a clearer picture of what marriage looks like: making decisions about career, where to live, how to spend money, how to raise children, etc.All of this is compounded when you and your spouse are living for different things.It’s the familiar “I met someone” starry-eyed glow. He gets along so well with my family, and he respects me.I’m really happy, and it’s getting pretty serious.” It’s a conversation I’ve had a few times. Being the listener and question-asker that I am, my probing eventually lands on the catch: “He’s not a Believer but…” There’s always a ‘but’, isn’t there?To explore some of those things better, consider this article.
Above all, such counsel will involve a careful examination of motivation and a re-examination of the trustworthiness and goodness of God who doesn’t call us to compromise in our devotion to him, but to trust him.
While many start off with intentions of finding a godly partner, with each passing year the waiting feels longer and the hoping gets harder.
Slowly, we can find ourselves starting to second-guess our original standards, wondering if we've been too extreme or unrealistic.
He said he’ll go to church with me, he was burned by a church once, or he’s really open to spiritual things, so it’s only a matter of time, right?
Our hearts so long for connection and intimacy with others that justification has to be employed at the expense of our better judgement.
When I was still single my answer to this question was NO and here’s why.