The most important piece of advice is that saying he knows Christ doesn't mean he has a relationship with Him.Marriage based on a common faith is for our benefit, blessing and protection. Make the decision to follow Him and allow Him to help you find the right mate for you.
There seemed to be 10 girls for every single available guy in church.
Then there was the pressure of every person I knew asking about my relationship status every time I saw them.
The picture of two oxen bound (or yoked) together is often used to explain this Scripture. Otherwise, they will fight with one another and experience exhaustion.
The same is true of two people who marry but don't share a common faith.
Following Christ is the most important decision you'll ever make. Choosing a mate who shares your faith and who will support you in your spiritual growth.
In 2 Corinthians , the Apostle Paul says that believers should not "be unequally yoked with non-believers." While it's true that this passage does not specifically mention marriage, it does refer to being bound in a relationship with another person—no relationship is more binding than marriage.
In addition, the Husband is to be the spiritual leader of the family, and how can that be if he is an unbeliever. Because he was seeking godly offspring." [Malachi ] God wants Christians marrying Christians because He wants godly children, children brought up to honor and adore Him.
Likewise, the Bible tells us, "Has not the LORD made them one? To defy God's clear commands of Scripture will only bring problems in marriage, as many, many couples can attest to, who had married an unbeliever.
Growing up in the church, I thought I had a solid understanding of how my story would play out.
No matter how you choose to word it, being single was never in my plans.
Question Do you know of any Bible verses pertaining to Christians dating non-Christians?