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Becoming more like Christ sets us up for interactions with others that reflect love, healing, and wholeness.
I don’t know about you, but I say that’s a step in the right direction when it comes to dating well.
All we need to do is look in the Old Testament to see why God says not to marry unbelievers. "When the Lord your God shall bring you into the land where you are entering to possess it, and shall clear away many nations before you, the Hittites and the Girgashites and the Amorites and the Canaanites and the Perizzites and the Hivites and the Jebusites, seven nations greater and stronger than you, The reason not to marry an unbeliever is that he/she can influence you away from the Lord.
Don't be so naive to think that "you" will never fall. If you marry an unbeliever and have children, how will it effect their spirituality to have the parents divided over spiritual things?
Is it a help or a hindrance to their spiritual health? Unfortunately, too many people do not take into account the extremely serious situation of children and their eternal destiny.
Yet, because of "love" and because they listen to their hearts over the Word of God, many people marry unbelievers anyway... If you are already married to an unbeliever, then you need to love him/her as best you can, set a good example of being a Christian, and pray for your spouse's salvation.
Though the bible doesn’t talk directly about dating, it does speak volumes about relationships, godly interactions, and principles that can be applied to how you date.
In fact, a portion of my book, (Zondervan, 2013), is dedicated to examining how to apply these principles to real-life situations.
They often think that their spirituality is strong enough so that they can witness, or motivate the other person to convert through their patience and love. Three reasons: They love the person and are emotionally blinded, they are naive, or they do not know God's Word.
For 33 years, he served as pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
He is author of more than 50 books, including Reading the Bible Supernaturally.
It’s important to remember that though dating should never be used for the purpose of bringing others to know Jesus, it’s still a chance to encourage and uplift those we come into contact with.
Healthy interactions with others will leave us with little regrets, no matter what the long term outcomes.