Even if you’ve read these posts before, we encourage you to check them out again as a refresher on God’s plan for your love life.
Some of you have made similar comments here on the blog.
Specifically, it seems that some of you are wondering if it’s okay to date non-Christians. God’s Word urges us not to link our lives with non-believers, and the consequences of choosing to do otherwise can be disastrous.
Looking back, I thank the Lord for protecting my purity and the purity of the girls in those relationships. My senior year of high school, a junior girl caught my eye.
We started talking on the band trip that year on New Year’s Eve.
Our relationship ended after she wrote me a letter telling me she thought I was the one for her, and I told her I wasn’t. Our focus even as good Christian kids was on each other and not on God and how we were to be obedient to Him in His service. The girl I dated for 15 months was a great girl and a strong Christian, but we were not equally yoked.
I had been called into ministry a year and a half earlier, and I knew that she would not give me the support I would need in ministry. The bottom line from that story is DO NOT WASTE your time, emotions, money, and most of all your heart on someone who is not a Christian. She completely withdrew from me, which really hurt. It seemed like the Lord was restoring our relationship. I don’t remember consulting the Lord on that decision either. She had a completely different way she wanted to live her life than I did when it came to serving the Lord.
For many of you, you may not be ready to be married. Enjoy the friendships with guys around you as brothers.
Let them know where you stand, and you will encourage and challenge them to grow as men of the Lord.
Here’s whathe had to say: I have recently been asked to write a section for this blog on the topic of dating non-Christians.
I am very excited to be able to share my thoughts since they will be coming from a young Christian man’s perspective to a female audience. To start off with, I will tell you about a few of my own personal dating experiences.
We never did anything sexual, mainly because I personally thought it was wrong.