Already dating an unbeliever

And if you are single and you long to be married, just remember who placed that desire in your heart in the first place. Then and only then does a person have a relationship with God, and the God-given ability to please the Lord.

Look to your Creator and rely upon Him as you wait for that desire to be fulfilled in His perfect time.

With a married couple that is unequally yoked, the unbeliever remains outside of God's grace and forgiveness.

Without spiritual unity, there can be no ultimate sexual unity.By "ultimate," I mean the type of sexual unity God designed a husband and wife to enjoy with one another.While the purpose of getting married is never to "evangelize the lost," a believer who is already married to an unbeliever has the responsibility to try to reach the other for Christ.Hang in there and pray for your spouse's salvation.I have a friend who has been dating a non-Christian.

She is a Christian, but she does not often go to church.

Granted, some people come to faith in Christ after getting married.

They both were unbelievers when they were married, and then one of them gets saved. But when it comes to those who are not married, God has a clear message.

By allowing your heart to be given to an unbeliever, you risk placing yourself in a situation where it may be very difficult to walk away. As a believer, do you really want to marry someone who will not be in a position to rely upon the love of God when you do things wrong and need forgiveness?

That's not to say that every Christian couple always relies upon God's love to forgive one another, but at least in that situation it is available for those who are wise enough to receive it and share it with one another.

That only happens when both of them are in a relationship with God.