Do you believe in the saying, “Do not be unequally yoked?” The following is the story of a single Christian teenager who is struggling with the Scriptures and being unequally yoked:
I broke up with my boyfriend who is a unbeliever and I’m trying to tell myself that I did the right thing, but honestly I still have hope for our relationship. I’m having a hard time to see that it can’t work out.
In 2 Corinthians 6:14-16, it says not to mix with things that are wicked and that a believer and unbeliever has nothing in common, but my ex-boyfriend is not wicked. He happens to have very high morals, and he does not worship idols. We have many things in common and he is very open-minded to my beliefs, but he feels that is no possible way to really prove that miracles exits (due to the focus of our topic, I will not fully discuss why that is). We discuss the Bible and share our deep passion for the truth. In fact, I think being with him makes me closer to God because I am able to analyze the Bible in such great depth that I have never had done before.
In my church everyone believes that a believer can not be with an unbeliever, and because of this I feel ashamed, and cursed because of it. They say that I’m going for second best in my life, but I believe that we are so compatible and perfect for each other. How are they to judge how our relationship is righteous or wicked?
Before I got into a dating relationship with him, my church told me to right down everything I wanted in a man, and this unbeliever is everything I wished for, except that he is not Christian. I might have compromised, but it is because I believe that nothing can separate my love for Christ and I could still honor Him.
In my heart, I feel as if we are already married. I believe that my marriage will be sanctified by God through me. (1 Corinthians 7:14) We even discussed about how we would raise our children and he’s perfectly fine about me raising them to be Christians. I feel as if it is certain Christians who believe in this doctrine are the ones who make it bad. Spiritually, they are cursing the relationship. What makes you think that it won’t work out righteously?
Please comment. I’ve notice that there has been no comments on relationship with believers who are dating highly moral people.