Dating someone non religious
I don’t think it’s wrong for Christians to marry non-Christians. Daniel and I have been married for 13 years and have two girls.Since I was a teenager I’d felt called towards ordination.A "yoke" was a farm implement that bound two animals together so that they could work together as a team.Modern translations remove the "yoke" and translate the intent of the verse, warning believers, "Do not be bound together with unbelievers." Does this apply to marriage?In fact, Bethany and I spoke at a Christian girl’s conference recently and that was one of the hot-button questions during the panel.These were common questions many of the girls at the conference had, and I’m guessing some of you have similar ones as well. We’re called to live for the purpose of glorifying and honoring our King in everything we do.
I didn’t view his lack of faith as a problem, I simply felt grateful to God for my calling and for Daniel’s support.The short answer is "no." However, it is good to examine the scripture behind the answer to understand it more completely, including why such a marriage is a bad idea.The usual answer given the believer is from 2 Corinthians: Do not be bound together [unequally yoked] with unbelievers; for what partnership have righteousness and lawlessness, or what fellowship has light with darkness?He was very happy to have our children baptised and for faith to be part of their life.
I took the long view that you can’t predict what’s going to happen.
Back in high school, I remember walking out of Walmart and finding a secret “love note” stuck to my windshield.