Christian missionary dating
In 1 Corinthians , Paul says that a widow “is free to marry anyone she wishes, but he must belong to the Lord.” Paul’s stipulation that her spouse “belong to the Lord” is a clear directive to marry a Christian.
Paul also writes, “Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. The principle here is that a close association with unbelievers often leads to compromised faith.
He is clear on whom you should date and why you should date.
When it comes to Christian dating, you live according to a different standard – God’s. There are some solid reasons why God asks us to live a certain way, and dating is no different.
But the couple who are often seen together, but never in a compromising situation; who might be spotted walking hand-in-hand, but never sneaking into the others’ room after hours—now that is a mystery worth investigating.
It’s common to see two students making out in the lobby, or for a couple’s drunken argument to disturb the sleep of an entire floor.
And granted, probably every man and woman who dates has to some degree a ‘missionary’ impulse —a desire to convert or eliminate blemishes we perceive in our companion —so isolating it as a separate category may be a moot point.
“Still, it appears to me that the phenomenon is real enough to stand on its own.
The big question, of course, is whether missionary dating actually works.”” (We address this issue in the Single Yet Preparing topic.
And for those who are already married, you can read articles in the Spiritual Matters topic, which addresses being unequally yoked in marriage.) Does this mean that a Christian shouldn’t even someone who isn’t a Christian —especially when he or she might be led to become a follower of Christ?