Dating outside your faith
If you marry someone who doesn’t know the Lord, you will always be like two oxen pulling in opposite directions.Which will frustrate you both, and torpedo the foundation of your marriage.Very few things in life are more exciting than a relationship that’s heading toward marriage!At the same time, relationships are anything but easy, so we need to learn from those who have gone before us.When animals are first put into the yoke, they (surprise) hate it and pull in different directions.Nothing gets done until they submit to the yoke and learn to work together.
In twenty years, I’ve – not even once – seen it go well for either person. I’m not saying you have to text your boyfriend/girlfriend/fiance(e) before you finish this sentence. After you end the relationship, there’s going to be a huge vacuum in your life.
While my wife and I don’t have anything like a perfect marriage, we’ve had a little experience (since 1998) now. And – somehow – a number of couples have told us our marriage and counsel about relationships have benefited them.
So, over time, I’ll be covering many of the key areas we cover in our premarital and pre-engagement counseling.
And it gets harder and harder to find your way out. I see why men and women who are ultimately not compatible end up together.
If you’re in a relationship with an unbeliever, please know I’m not judging you or looking down on you (or the person you’re dating).