Dating an unbeliever verses
In the words of one woman who was married to a perfectly nice man who did not share her faith: “If you think you are lonely before you get married, it's nothing compared to how lonely you can be AFTER you are married!” Really, this might be the only effective pastoral approach: to find a man or woman who is willing to talk honestly about the difficulties of the situation and invite them into a counseling ministry with the about-to-make-a-big-mistake unequal couple.Instead, variants of the serpent's question to Eve—“Did God really say?
Marriage is hard enough when you have two believers who are completely in harmony spiritually.
What is the difference between dating and courting?
What is an appropriate level of intimacy before marriage?
But the temptation to get romantically involved with a non-Christian tends to be framed differently.
People tend not to hide it, but instead attempt to justify it—first to themselves and then to other Christians who are trying to warn them of the path they’re taking. In this article, I shall not be trying to give a method for counseling people who are facing such a temptation.