Christian vs non christian dating
Are you thinking about dating or marrying someone you are not sure belongs to the Lord Jesus? If, however, you are already married to someone who does not belong to the Jesus Christ, then Marriage in a Minor Key is the webpage for you. The most important decision is to accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior. And does he understand the full implications of having to share you with Christ? Moreover, prior to marriage a man is more motivated to please than he is ever likely to be after marriage.What I am sharing with you is the fruit of my experiences, some of which has been very bitter. Tragically, countless thousands of good-living members of wonderful churches know all about Christian terminology and lifestyle and seem so indistinguishable from born again Christians that they have even convinced themselves, and yet the spiritual miracle of new birth has not yet happened in their own lives. So were the Pharisees those religious leaders of Christs day who kept the letter of the law, but it turned out they only knew how to show love their mistaken interpretation of the law. But were finding it hard to contain our sexual urges. (This carries great dangers because many men during this time fool their wives to be into thinking they are Christians.Not every Christian makes a fuss over Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny.(Of course my grandkids preferred their grandfather, because HE knew that Christmas and Easter were meant to be exciting times, with visits to Santa Claus, and gifts from Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny.) Will you agree on, or argue about, things like Christmas cards (The Babe in the Manger or Santa Claus), playing Bingo, buying Lotto tickets, watching R-rated shows on the TV, etc.? Most likely he is also thinking he will change you or that your religious zeal will mellow after marriage. How many thousand marriages have ended disastrously because women expected they could change their men!May I suggest a couple of basic questions to consider? Someone like this would be a pretty good catch right? Our Heavenly Father feels very strongly about His children marrying anyone who doesnt belong to Him. And we were most certainly NOT in harmony with each other; nor were we often pulling together! But you see, He gave me free will the same as He has given you. Like the children of Israel of old, I ended up spending almost forty years in the wilderness. I now realize we actually discussed very little before we married.
Having decided we are going to spend Eternity with Jesus, we need to be VERY selective about with whom we choose to share our earthly life. In Genesis God Himself said: Your own wish list may include factors such as tall, good-looking, own home and car, secure job, similar cultural background, non-drinker/smoker/gambler, kind to animals, sense of humor etc. Because they were christened or confirmed at a certain age, or walked down the aisle and signed a decision card, that doesnt necessarily mean that they have understood their need to repent of their own sin and accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. So why does God feel so strongly about this matter? Many Christian women who think about getting married to someone who doesnt have a place for Jesus in their lives, cant see the harm, if the man they love is morally upright. But I ended up paying a heavy price in personal loneliness, marital discord, and, worst of all, disruption to my own fellowship with God. For nearly forty years I was married to a person who made no place for God in his life, yet was a good-living person, and an upright citizen. As they say, love is blind, but marriage is an eye-opener.
(Bob used to put lottery tickets inside Christmas cards that said things like May The Prince of Peace Be With You At This Holy Time!
If you going through a time when youre not on speaking terms with God, how will you explain to your husband why you are down in the dumps, and dont feel like talking?
Because if you try to tell him, he wont be able to understand, because in 1 Corinthians the Bible tells us: Will there be any disagreement about the way you celebrate Christmas and Easter?
The tally amongst my own four children so far: Divorce because of domestic violence and gambling, Separation because of incompatibility; Divorce because their spouse turned out to be emotionally unstable; Separation because their spouse had a severe personality disorder, and refused to take the prescribed medicine; Separation because of money being used as a means of manipulative control, and because of unrealistic expectations; Separation because of apprehended violence, manipulation and gambling. To me, the rough road represented life with Christ but without Bob. I guess I was treating marriage like a two-legged stool (just Bob and I) and expecting it to stand up! Here are some issues I now know I should have considered or that I would have had to consider if I were to marry in this present era.
The good road represented life with Bob, (whom I could see and touch), but without having to put Christ first in my life. And speaking of the children, will your husband agree with your sending them to Sunday School, taking them to church, taking part in whatever rites your church practices; or will he say that children should not be brain-washed with religion, but should be allowed to wait until they are adult, and can then make up their own minds?