And then here’s something you may want to view on this issue, talked about by Pastor Tim Keller.
It’s a Q&A video on the subject of “Dating a Non-Christian.” You may find this very insightful: I pray this helps in some way.
" [2 Corinthians -16] These verses are commonly applied to marriage, but actually apply to any spiritual endeavor.
Since marriage is one of the highest spiritual relationships we can have here on earth between people, "being married in Christ", then it would also fit dating.
But when 30 hit, let’s just say God and me were in a fight.
You go to youth group, you love Jesus, you meet someone, you graduate high school, you get married, and as the fairy tales say, “You live happily ever after.” When I was 19 I was ready. At 27, I understood and accepted that God was using the last few years to prepare me for marriage.
What does a believer have in common with an unbeliever?
What agreement is there between the temple of God and idols?
My wife and I both encourage one another to make God our first priority, and in doing so, our relationship with each other will flourish.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.(Proverbs 3:6)The Bible is pretty clear when it comes to this topic.And while many people might disagree, let me share a few verses to help shed some light.
Anyone who doesn’t encourage you to seek a deeper relationship with God, isn’t someone worth giving your time to.