None of those reactions will help us handle the situation in a godly way.I have been on both sides of this matter; I was the unbelieving girl who dated someone's son, and I've been the mother of a child who dated an unbeliever.It can be a terribly stressful time for the entire family when this happens.Our reaction may be anger, self-recrimination, despair or all three.To make things trickier still, some non-Christians have higher morals, and are more faithful and understanding than their fellow Christians.It's a dilemma, and it does seem unfair of God to restrict us to the few that are Christian in the real sense. In the end it distracts from the real meaning of Christian life.But there are many more stories to the contrary of great heartache and eventual splitting of partners either before or after marriage - sometimes much later in life.With the added pressure of other people drifting in and out of casual relationships, everyone else is having all the fun and you end up wondering why you don't try it yourself!
- Should I ask that non- Christian guy out at work? Should we consider dating a non-Christian partner outside the church when one inside seems so elusive As ever The Holy Bible offers practical advice to real problems!Whatever happens, we should want this person to come to Christ.If we look at the person as a threat, it will show in how we treat them.Something so good, is so bad cause I’ve dedicated my life to Christ and my bf has chosen his own path. More importantly, does anyone actually you’re a Christian, and be quiet about it? Offering unsolicited critical opinions of others makes you a toxic gossip, which is one of the lowest things anyone can be.Dear Christians who make a point of letting their Christian friends who are in serious relationships with non-Christians know that they think it’s wrong for a Christian to date or marry a non-Christian: If I ever meet you, I am going to beat you up. And basing your criticism on some nonexistent rule that toxic gossip, which, in the descending rings of hell, puts you just above waiters who spit in people’s food, and just below people who don’t clean up after the dog they’re walking.)And if it’s your opinion that God automatically condemns the Christian who marries a non-Christian, then you’ve clearly tossed out, along with the baptismal water, Paul, who wrote in 1 Corinthians: For the unbelieving husband has been sanctified through his wife, and the unbelieving wife has been sanctified through her believing husband. How do you know, wife, whether you will save your husband? It’s perfectly healthy to forgive, but it’s not OK to be unwise. When it comes to making up, don’t misunderstand me.Throughout our relationship he’s really encouraged me in my faith … But I do not know how to handle the simplistic thinking from many members of the church who think that my relationship is wrong—that I should either end it, or be living in sin. I’ve been dating this man for two years now and he prepared me that he’ll be making a proposal soon.But when we announced our engagement I received a few emails from the pastor saying the Bible is clear that the relationship is wrong and that I need to end it. I knew that, out of love, I would receive some hostility from Christian friends, but it is getting to the point where I do not want to go back to church, because of the volume of people telling me to end the relationship—when they cannot give me a reason for doing so, other than him being a non-Christian. I was overwhelmed with joy, laughter, and excitement.This page talks about the question of should Christians go out with or date a non-Christian - the age old problem of having a Christian girlfriend or boyfriend that doesn't believe. Shouldn't we be equally yoked with someone who believes that Christ?Well here's a few thoughts and what the Bible has to say about this subject.