Specifically, it seems that some of you are wondering if it’s okay to date non-Christians. God’s Word urges us not to link our lives with non-believers, and the consequences of choosing to do otherwise can be disastrous.But I know that you might not be willing to simply take my word on this one.If they don’t have a relationship with Christ, you shouldn’t be yoked to them. Before I left for camp that summer, I gave her a Bible and she gave me a journal and we said goodbye. She had made plans for where she wanted to live, what she wanted to do 15 years down the road, and I still have no idea what I’ll be doing after I graduate from college or when I’ll graduate.I went off to college and told all my buddies, “I’m going to find a nice Christian girl and get married to her.” Well, I meet a girl my freshman year who was really sweet, loved the Lord, and liked doing fun stuff. I prayed about it a few weeks later, and God told me I had jumped the gun and that we should break up. I thought all I needed to do was get to know her and once I knew her pretty well that we could date with the idea in both of our heads that the end result would be marriage. The point I am trying to make here is that even when a guy is a strong Christian at a similar maturity level as you are, there are other factors that must be considered such as your views on spending and saving money.How you will give your time, money, and energy in service to the Lord?Are you both fine with living by faith and not have any real plans except to follow the Lord?When you do meet that man someday that you connect really well with … Pray that he will grow and be transformed every day into the likeness of Christ.
When you are not equally yoked to a believer of a very close maturity level in your relationship with Christ and when you don’t have a very similar philosophy on how to live your life, then you should not enter into a relationship with that person.Or does one of you want to be a lawyer and the other one wants to be an international missionary?There are many things that go into being equally yoked.We never did anything sexual, mainly because I personally thought it was wrong.I didn’t think of the negative consequences that would be taken out on her heart or my heart.
For many of you, you may not be ready to be married. Enjoy the friendships with guys around you as brothers.