Christian yoked dating
To help you in this mission I have provided links below to several thought-provoking articles and videos.
Please prayerfully read and consider what God is saying to your heart —especially in light of the verses in 2 Corinthians -18.
According to Pew, 2015 might be the year of the religious “nones,” as those who do not identify or affiliate with any faith tradition are on the rise, while the number those who call themselves “Christian” is declining.
Dana Trent, MDiv While Christianity is American’s most popular religion (70% of people in the U. identify as such), pastors and scholars all let out a collective gasp at the latest findings from the Pew Forum Religious Landscape Study.
Naomi Schaefer Riley, journalist and author of , ignited the contemporary interfaith marriage conversation in 2013 with the publication of her research of such partnerships.
Schaefer Riley is herself a willing participant in the interfaith marriage movement (she’s Jewish; her husband is a former Jehovah’s Witness), but still outlines the perils of such unions.
All Scripture quotations, unless otherwise indicated, are taken from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version.
For example, many Christians quote 2 Corinthians as the biblical command that Christians should not date or marry non-Christians. Is this verse, ripped from its context within a letter to a church that is most likely suffering a crisis far more severe than questions of who to date or marry, really intending to impose yet another law governing social behavior?
Here is the entire passage from which this verse is taken (2 Cor -18): 14 Do not be mismatched with unbelievers.
Or mentioning their far-off distant relative who they thought might still be single (which they never were), and who they could maybe one day set me up with (which they never did).
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.