Dating an unbeliever
That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. Any emotional attachment you have toward a person who is not on the same spiritual page as you, or vice versa, is an unhealthy attachment. Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do. Ever turned on the television or radio to catch a sermon, song, or message seemingly written specifically for you? If you’re a believer dating an unsaved person, your date has not only rejected the Lord but also the Lord living in you. Read and learn from those such as Samson of the Bible, and do now what you’ll otherwise wish you would have done later. If it’s true that you don’t want to look back someday after the romantic feelings subside (and they will), and regret you lost (amongst other blessings) valuable time. Then, ask God for discernment as you listen to others’ advice. I've been in a long-distance relationship for three years, and I am engaged.When we were dating, my boyfriend was always a bit too quiet about his faith for my tastes, but knowing that I more openly discuss my faith than most people my age (and knowing that in every aspect of life he is a very quiet person) I tried to be understanding, whether that was a poor choice or not.
What I mean is this: if fighting in your dating world means hitting, pushing, shoving, name calling, yelling, manipulating, or anything rude that occurs on a consistent basis then, of course, turn walk away. In bad relationships, bad things happen and will continue to happen if you let them. Wisdom always does now what brings satisfaction later.
Anyone ever crossed your path leaving a comment or two that spoke directly to your heart? Are family and/or friends at all iffy about your decision to move forward with the one you are presently dating? Are you dating someone who does not have a personal relationship with our Lord Jesus Christ? There are no guarantees in life, and this includes the salvation of your current date.
Rather than take a defensive approach to their input, consider that emotions can hamper your ability to see as clearly as those positioned on the outside-looking-in to your life. Most Christians who hang onto a non-believer actually think they are the best chance that their unsaved date will ever have for knowing Jesus? Someone has already coined a word for this false evangelistic strategy.
It’s perfectly healthy to forgive, but it’s not OK to be unwise.
When it comes to making up, don’t misunderstand me.