The Bible addresses the hardships that come with marrying a nonbeliever, so that's rather clear.
But single Christians may be tempted to say, "Well, it doesn't talk about dating. " To answer, it's important to take a step back and look at some principles found in Scripture.
Within the context of a friendship relationship, the Gospel can surely be shared.
I would raise another set of standards, which are given to us in the Book of Proverbs.
if you really like them you could try to educate them but if they are already unaccepting, it might be hard for them to change their mind.
yeah, i wouldn't share this right away because it is a personal struggle, however be real with them, and if you two are really starting to become more interested, tell them when it feels right.
For example, we should not associate with one who is a gossip (), or with one who is given to anger (), or with one who is given to change ().
General anxiety caused by routine day-to-day stresses usually passes quickly and is experienced by almost everyone at one time or another.Or do I just walk away because it is a lost cause??If they cant accept you (everyone has things that they deal with), then i would just leave it at that and find someone who will.Slowly, we can find ourselves starting to second-guess our original standards, wondering if we've been too extreme or unrealistic.Within that struggle, inevitably the question comes up: Can a Christian date a non-Christian?It seems to me that one should not date anyone whom Proverbs tells us not to associate with, and that one should consider dating only those who possess the qualities of a good friend (or of a potential life’s mate).This would not only exclude unbelievers, but it would also exclude many who profess to be believers as well.Now, I get emails from singles across the country looking for guidance on who and how to date.While many start off with intentions of finding a godly partner, with each passing year the waiting feels longer and the hoping gets harder.As you know, there are some Christians who believe that any dating is inappropriate.It seems to me that one has trouble defending this view from Scripture.