Dating dilemmas blog
However, the truth is, going out with a Christian doesn’t mean your relationship will automatically honour God.
I know Christians who both love God, who have dated but it has ended badly or been a complete train wreck.
And dating a non-christian isn’t a route to unthinkable dating horrors either. While we can’t just apply Bible verses about marriage to modern dating dilemmas, it can help us think through some helpful principles.
The blog written last year for Christian Connection ‘Should you marry a non-Christian?
The reason isn’t because it’s a stimulating academic topic, but because many Christians are dating, or potentially will date, non-Christians.
This isn’t just an abstract concept for them; it’s a real issue.
Many have probably been told by someone in the church that it’s wrong, it’s bad and they shouldn’t do it. But they want to be in a relationship and there is nothing wrong with that.
I think Jesus clearly shows us that God actually wants us to go deeper than rules and laws when it comes to how we live for Him. I think the deeper question has to be ‘What kind of relationship do I want to build? Do you want to date someone who goes to the same church?
’ The Deeper Question When Christians ask me ‘Should I date a Non-Christian’, I always respond by asking ‘What kind of relationship do you want to build? Do you want one where you are both spurring each other on to make God the centre of your life and choices? ’ Then I ask ‘Do you think the person you like will help you achieve that?