Should A Christian Date A Non Christian

Should A Christian Date A Non Christian


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Not enough talking about faith

One of the most important things that Christians need to keep in mind when dating non-Christian partners is that faith is an integral part of every aspect of their lives. Everything they do, think or feel has been influenced by their religious beliefs and practices. Even if they don’t actively participate in their faith community, those beliefs still affect how they live their lives on a daily basis.

Because of this fact, it’s vital for us to be able to talk about our faith with our potential mates. It’s not enough simply to say “I’m Christian” or “I’m Catholic.” We also need to be able to explain what that means in practical terms so our partners understand where we’re coming from when we say certain things (or even just speak at all!).

You will be a bad witness

You will be a bad witness.

If you do not have the same beliefs as your partner, this can cause confusion and even resentment on their part. Often, Christians who date non-Christians believe that God has given them an opportunity to share the gospel with someone by spending time with them. But if you are not actively sharing your faith in the relationship, it can come across as manipulative or controlling. Furthermore, if your partner is interested in learning more about Christianity but doesn’t feel comfortable asking questions because they’re worried about offending you or making you angry, then they may never learn anything at all!

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Your hearts won’t be aligned

But there’s another reason your hearts won’t be aligned: your beliefs.

If you’re Christian and he’s not, it means that at some point in the relationship, you will have to compromise. You both may think it’s a good idea to go out on Sunday mornings for a cup of coffee together, when in fact he should be going to church with his family. He might want to sit through an hour-long sermon about how we can all live together peacefully, while you’d prefer something shorter that focuses on prayer requests and upcoming events.

He might suggest going out for dinner at an Italian restaurant once a week, only for you to realize that eating pasta every week isn’t fulfilling enough spiritually speaking (and isn’t healthy).

Your motives might be wrong

The main issue with dating a non-Christian is that you may have ulterior motives.

  • You may be trying to change them
  • You might be trying to fix them
  • Or, you might just want something from them that you can’t get from God

We need to focus on what is important and not just having someone in our lives.

When it comes to dating, we need to focus on what is important and not just having someone in our lives. Happiness is not the goal of the Christian life. God should be your source of joy and satisfaction. We should not be so concerned about what we have or what we have achieved; instead, our focus should be on how we can serve others.

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When you’re dating a non-Christian, you will end up spending more time talking about their interests rather than yours because they don’t share your values or faith in Jesus Christ as their savior. They won’t understand why church attendance is important for you or why prayer is crucial for your daily life.


We can see that the Bible warns Christians not to involve themselves in dating relationships that could damage their faith. Yet, it never actually says what we should do if this happens before marriage or even during marriage itself. What we can take away from all of these is that the Bible encourages us to pursue relationships with people who are not only like-minded, but also share our values and beliefs. This includes their faith as well as cultural values such as family ties and traditions.

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