It should have been one of the best moments of my life.
A man was bent on one knee in the middle of a posh restaurant, a dazzling engagement ring offered up in his hands.
Everyone (including myself, sometimes) thought I was nuts and couldn't for the life of them understand it.
I'm not sure he did either, and for that I am the most sorry.
A "yoke" was a farm implement that bound two animals together so that they could work together as a team.
Modern translations remove the "yoke" and translate the intent of the verse, warning believers, "Do not be bound together with unbelievers." Does this apply to marriage?
It sounds elitist, holier-than-thou, and downright condescending. I'm 28 this year, I'm single, and one of the most common things I hear from my friends goes something along the lines of: "Why so picky? If your standard not so high I would introduce you to my friend(s) already la." And while I wholly believe in their well-meant intentions, I think it’s about time someone explained the reason behind this "pickiness", lest it be classified as another irrational, snobbish Christian standard to live by.
A long time ago, I went out with someone who, besides not being a Christian, was more or less perfect for me.
Since an unbeliever doesn't believe in God, to him everything is an idol, including his relationship with you.Perfect in the sense that he was almost exactly like me, we liked the same things, had the same tastes, he knew what kind of stuff I would like, we even supported the same football team… All except for the fact that he wasn't a Christian.It didn't matter to me at first, but I think all along at the back of my mind, I knew it would be an issue someday.It's a question that is regularly asked, but not always accurately answered.It confuses, perplexes, and even angers both Christians and non-Christians alike.
Something so good, is so bad cause I’ve dedicated my life to Christ and my bf has chosen his own path. If you know someone who is in a committed relationship of which you do not approve, an excellent question to ask yourself—especially before venturing to offer any opinion on that relationship—is whether or not anyone but you gives a rolled-up church bulletin what you think of that relationship.