(I actually fell for this one myself as a high school and college-aged woman.) But since I now understand how important it is that we understand God’s truth on this subject, I decided to recruit a friend of mine to be a voice of reason. He just happens to be a handsome, funny college student who is currently serving as the youth ministry intern at my church. How do we convince them that they should only date Christians?
I asked him to read the parts of this blog where young women were talking about dating non-Christians. ” I think that Brice’s insights on this topic are wise and thought-provoking, and they may just be exactly what you need to hear as you search for truth in this area of your lives.
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.
I am now 22 years old, and I have had five different girlfriends over the years and had crushes on many others.
The first two girls I dated were Christians, in the sense that they went to the same church and youth group I was in. We’d hang out, watch movies, talk on the phone, hold hands, and go to dances.
The concept was simple-when a person is focused upward to the pinnacle of the triangle (God), they will eventually meet up with that special someone that God has specifically designed for them.
If a guy and girl are in a relationship, they should be focused on God, and as they grow closer to God they will inevitably grow closer to one another.
But I know that you might not be willing to simply take my word on this one.If they are not down with respecting you for taking this season in your life to grow more as a woman, then you need to pray for them that they may understand your heart and that you are letting yourself be prepared for your future husband.When you are not equally yoked to a believer of a very close maturity level in your relationship with Christ and when you don’t have a very similar philosophy on how to live your life, then you should not enter into a relationship with that person.I understand the temptation to believe that dating non-Christians is okay.In fact, I get why so many young women have been deceived into thinking that it is a potentially wonderful missions opportunity.