Being equally yoked in dating
Both people are buying a mortgage, but one is being wise while one is being foolish. Everyone has to risk, but there are wise risks and foolish risks.If things get passionate, I don’t want to rely on my own will-power; I’m comforted by the fact that God could speak to either of us if my own resolve becomes weak.When I share things, I want to know that there is more than her own good intentions to keep those things sacred; there is also the conviction of the Holy Spirit.And if I am contemplating building a future with her, I want to know it’s a future in which the Holy Spirit will be refining her, growing her, empowering her, and strengthening her so that the two of us could face life’s inevitable challenges with divine assistance.Christian singles who are looking for a spouse sometimes come to the question of whether it is ok to date a non-believer.Or, what the reaction of their family would be if they brought home someone who wasn’t Christian. What does the Bible says about being unequally yoked?But how is that not ok, when we see couples who don’t have the same religion, fall in love, get married and live a happy life together? The Holy Bible has many verses and passages showing the Israelites going astray from God because they married people who believed in other gods.We forget to think about the foundation of love and relationships. The Israelites started to serve the false gods around them, rather than bringing their spouses to worship God.
If your mortgage would consume 40 to 50% of your income, that’s a foolish risk.
Can different religions bring a relationship to God?
The Bible states clearly that believers shouldn’t be with non-believers.
The picture of two oxen bound (or yoked) together is often used to explain this Scripture. Otherwise, they will fight with one another and experience exhaustion.
The same is true of two people who marry but don't share a common faith.