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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?
Often Christians are in a church with an uneven number of single Christian guys and girls.
They want to be in a relationship, or already like a non-Christian, and wonder if it’s wise to date them.
They also clearly want God to be involved, otherwise they wouldn’t even be asking the question, they would just get on with it.
Often they get told they should only go out with a Christian.
In fact, this is about more than the pews they sit, or don’t sit on, on a Sunday. It becomes about more then ticking the ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ box, and about preparing, with God in mind, how we can build something worth having with that potentially special someone.
It becomes about thinking what our priorities actually are. Why do you think a lot of Christians say dating a non-Christian is ‘wrong’?
However, most of his examples are from early on in the Bible (the first six books), which you could argue come before there was a developed understanding of inter-faith marriage.
The ‘rules’ and teaching in the Bible about marrying a non-believer are more about the cultural situation rather than some divine command.
While his article is interesting, I would argue his conclusion has overlooked some key points.
After this point, you could even argue there was a cultural assumption that you marry within your own religion. Now I’m not saying marrying a non-Christian is right or wrong, that’s not the point.
But whether you agree with David or not, I think partner selection in dating and marriage still comes down to a deeper question.
This isn’t just an abstract concept for them; it’s a real issue.