Dating an unbeliever christian
Pastor Gary’s work has been influential in shaping my perspective on marriage and relationships, and I’ve had the honor of getting to know him over the past year.
His passion for healthy relationships is driven by his genuine passion for Jesus.
Throughout our relationship he’s really encouraged me in my faith … But I do not know how to handle the simplistic thinking from many members of the church who think that my relationship is wrong—that I should either end it, or be living in sin. I’ve been dating this man for two years now and he prepared me that he’ll be making a proposal soon.
But when we announced our engagement I received a few emails from the pastor saying the Bible is clear that the relationship is wrong and that I need to end it. I knew that, out of love, I would receive some hostility from Christian friends, but it is getting to the point where I do not want to go back to church, because of the volume of people telling me to end the relationship—when they cannot give me a reason for doing so, other than him being a non-Christian. I was overwhelmed with joy, laughter, and excitement.
He would now quite happily call himself a Christian and a believer.Of course, there are no guarantees on that front and I don’t think you should ever go into marriage hoping to change the other person.is something many of us have heard of, but how many of us have actually taken part in it?My wife and I both encourage one another to make God our first priority, and in doing so, our relationship with each other will flourish.Anyone who doesn’t encourage you to seek a deeper relationship with God, isn’t someone worth giving your time to.