Second Corinthians (KJV) tells us not to be “unequally yoked” with an unbeliever.
is something many of us have heard of, but how many of us have actually taken part in it?
You’d be surprised to know how many Christians date someone with opposing religious views, all in hopes of converting them in the near future.
The most important relationship to a Christian should be their relationship with Jesus Christ. Every other relationship is secondary, and not to be put before our Lord, God.
If a Christian decides to marry an unbeliever, one has to ask whether or not he or she is choosing to ignore what God says about being unequally yoked.
I understand that God can use all things to work together for the good of those who are in Christ, but I cannot help but wonder if God would encourage a relationship that is unequally yoked. I’m not ignorant enough to think that God hasn’t used an unequally yoked couple for His good, but I will still fall on the side of discouraging relationships where both parties aren’t on the same spiritual page. (Proverbs 16)Your relationship with God should always be put above your relationship with anyone else, and that includes your future spouse.
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.