Dating someone non religious
The Bible says, “Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers” (2 Corinthians , ESV), and that’s what will happen if you let yourself get more and more romantically involved with someone who doesn’t share your faith. That was a mistake, but once I finally started praying, God responded.
I eventually outgrew that fear since I felt that putting solidified fructose in my brother's blanket was too good to pass up, and it didn't have any immediate repercussions.Just because you plan on only dating other Christians doesn’t mean an attractive unbeliever isn’t going to ask you out. At any point in the last 10 years, you could have asked me what the No.If that happens, here are a few things I learned that might help you respond when an unbeliever wants to date you. 1 thing I look for in a man was, and I would have said “strong Christian faith.” But when Joe and I started talking, I’m ashamed to say that shared interests and intriguing conversation overshadowed the quality I considered non-negotiable. Usually when we’re making a list of things to look for in a potential spouse, we focus on what we want rather than what we don’t want.Well, his Christian God (a God I don't believe in).It started out as one of those close friendships that blossomed into something deeper over a three-year period (don't they say those are the best kinds? I grew up in a household where religion was non-existent.My past boyfriends have been atheists or, like me, vaguely spiritual, but without subscribing to any organized religion.
I like to believe there's something out there, some mysterious universal power, but it's not anything I try to define or pretend to understand.
When emotions get involved, we have to be on guard that we don’t get carried away and lose sight of what matters to God. However, in her book True Love Dates, Debra Fileta suggests organizing your list into Red traits that you won’t settled for, Yellow traits that put you on your guard, and Green traits that you want in your partner.
The idea is that you never date anyone with Red traits, no matter how many Green traits they seem to have. As soon as I found out for certain that Joe was an atheist, I told him I couldn’t see myself in a long-term romantic relationship with someone who did not share my faith.
The closer I get to Him, the more comfortable I am trusting Him with my future and the more confident I am that a man who follows God is the only choice for me.
On the subject of good, available men, single women in their thirties don't need to be reminded that the pickings are slim. I never thought I would be 34, sharing a cheese soufflé and a bottle of Chablis over dinner with a cherub-like guy who occasionally quotes Jesus.
He has conversations with God every day, all day long (so he says), and I scroll through my Twitter feed and re-tweet tweets from "Shit Girls Say" and Mindy Kaling. He speaks better French than I do and lets me win at Scrabble.