Evenly yoked dating
We have accepted God’s free gifts of love and mercy to end that kind of slavery, so why would we wish that kind of life on someone we care for?Simply put, it is unkind, and realistically, it creates hurtful tension.But have you ever thought about the unfairness of shackling an unbeliever to heavenly goals, when they may not be able to one day reap the heavenly rewards?In other words, if you are holding steadfast to boundaries that protect your purity and pastimes that honor the Lord, your unbelieving boyfriend or girlfriend is being forced under the law when grace to follow God has not yet been granted to them.He said he’ll go to church with me, he was burned by a church once or he’s really open to spiritual things, so it’s only a matter of time, right?
Sometimes that means skipping out on momentary happiness and potentially hurt feelings, understanding that following God does not lead to disaster in the long run but offers life and ultimate blessing ahead.
Is it likely that an unbelieving boyfriend or girlfriend will spiritually benefit from an unequally yoked relationship?
The truth is I don’t think so and it actually might be selfish of us as believers to think so. Someone who has been changed by the indescribable measure of Jesus’ grace should have different goals than someone who hasn’t.
If your ultimate goal is to win your sweetheart over while dating them, you are unintentionally sending a subtle message.
This memo communicates that you aren’t very serious about your relationship with God, at least not when it comes to relationships because you are compromising sharing Christ within what might become the most valuable earthly relationship you have.