Type the word "dating" into your Bible search tool, and what comes up? I remember wishing there was an entire book of the Bible dedicated to the topic when I was single, or at least a chapter.
When I tell people that my boyfriend lives 3,000 miles away in Scotland, they usually gasp, smile bewilderedly, and say, “That must be so hard! However, for quite some time, the distance was not the primary challenge in our relationship. Despite my attempts to evade it, I fell in love with someone whose worldview appeared opposite to my own. Usually, we aren’t even aware of our resistance until it falls away.If it did the world rate of divorce would be a lot lower.When you weigh the fact that most of the couples who divorce come from homogeneous religious and ethnic backgrounds the entire issue of marriage and religious differences take on a whole new meaning.So here’s the question, what do you make of a Christian dating a non-Christian? Instead, I’m going to give you three different perspectives: “Yes, date her! And because the Bible doesn’t specifically warn against Perspective 2: No, don’t date her! Now, I’m not saying this because inherent in her unbelief is some immoral compass that will lead you down a path of sin and debauchery. As a Christian, your life is built on a desire to trust and follow Jesus to the ends of the earth.
For her, well, I don’t know what her foundation is—and maybe she doesn’t either.
I’m an evangelical Christian dating an atheist physicist.