For her, well, I don’t know what her foundation is—and maybe she doesn’t either.But if you two are doing this thing together, there’s got to be a common sense of purpose and mission.How could a quality marriage be built and maintained if you disagree on the most crucial issue in the universe—the Lord Jesus Christ? Type the word "dating" into your Bible search tool, and what comes up? I remember wishing there was an entire book of the Bible dedicated to the topic when I was single, or at least a chapter.Instead of working together to pull the load, they would be working against each other.While this passage does not specifically mention marriage, it definitely has implications for marriage.Paul goes on to remind believers that they are the dwelling place of the Holy Spirit, who inhabits their hearts at salvation (2 Corinthians -17).
You disengage with God—not because you don’t love God, but because you deeply love this woman and are having to make concessions in order to speak a common language.Proverbs - Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it [are] the issues of life.1 Corinthians 13:4-7 - Charity suffereth long, [and] is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, 1 Corinthians - Flee fornication.Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body.1 Thessalonians 4:3-5 - For this is the will of God, [even] your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication: Deuteronomy 7:3 - Neither shalt thou make marriages with them; thy daughter thou shalt not give unto his son, nor his daughter shalt thou take unto thy son.1 Corinthians 11:1-34 - Be ye followers of me, even as I also [am] of Christ.[Life 201 is a weekly advice column headed by pastor, counselor and RELEVANT Podcast member Eddie Kaufholz.Eddie answers questions and gives advice on issues you want to hear about. Can a Christian and a non-Christian date, fall in love, be genuinely happy, get married and do great things for the world? There are countless follower/non-follower relationships that would be viewed as phenomenal by any standard.