Believer and non believer dating
Then, a really nice guy I met in a coffee shop asked me out. But it didn’t take long to find out that a relationship with God wasn’t even on his radar.While the first two dates were just awkward encounters that made me feel uncomfortable and probably caused my face to glow red for hours afterwards, the third guy peaked my interest. All my ideas and hopes of leading him to Jesus weren’t realistic.If your heart is truly, genuinely, passionately in pursuit of Christ on a daily basis, then a non-believer — no matter how kind and caring and wonderful they are — can never truly know you.If your identity is in Christ alone, then your life will automatically come into conflict with your non-believing girlfriend or boyfriend. Proverbs says, Those we build our lives around, the people who are closest to us, are the ones who can either help bring us close to God, or pull us farther away. You go to youth group, you love Jesus, you meet someone, you graduate high school, you get married, and as the fairy tales say, “You live happily ever after.” When I was 19 I was ready. At 27, I understood and accepted that God was using the last few years to prepare me for marriage.
For the cause of Chirst Roger I would also generally say -- NO!
Or when you’re invited out with the couples so you can watch the kids.
Or when the only thing that people ask you about is your relationship status (even though you’re convinced that if it had changed, you would make sure the whole world would know about it). Worshipping the idea of marriage in place of our Creator places an expectation on that relationship to fulfill the deepest need in our hearts — which can only be filled by one person: Jesus. And while I don’t claim to be an expert on the subject, I do know that a heart truly submitted to God desires His heart first and trusts that His love will fulfill all other unmet desires.
It became hard to find peace between the God that I loved and this aching, unmet desire to find a companion. It felt like God wasn’t listening, and I was discouraged that my life seemed stuck in a pit of hopelessness with no sign of movement anytime soon.
So when the opportunity arose, I figured I would just take things into my own hands. As a believer, especially if you grow up in the church, you can convince yourself that non-Christians aren’t nice people.It's what Paul was referring to in 2 Corinthians when he said, I know that this seems so easy to say.Especially when you watch every one of your friends get married or start a family. A Christian gives thanks no matter the circumstance. A believer twists the Bible to fit his or her lifestyle. A Christian will sacrifice no matter the potential outcome.