Dating an unbeliever
Not long after I became a Christian, I became close with James, a lovely Christian man from my church.
He was a big help to me in the early days of my new life, everything seemed great, and I was convinced we were to marry – when quite suddenly, he ended our relationship.
It all seemed so encouraging and I was convinced he would surely soon be saved!
I was convinced that if he heard this pastor’s preaching, he would be converted (and I guess in the back of my mind it was that then we would be free to be together).
I had broken off a relationship when I was converted as the man was an unbeliever.
This was difficult to do not so much with him but with his family – his mother was very hurt and could not grasp why we just could not continue as we were but with our different “interests.” But my life and interests had changed so dramatically then that I could not even envisage this and scripture seemed very clear to me –it would be wrong.
The preacher was doing a study on Elijah, the studies had been so helpful, and the Lord really brought the Word alive to me on the preceding days.
As the sermon began, he stated that he was going to preach on Elijah but had felt compelled to preach on 2 Corinthians : “Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship has righteousness with unrighteousness?
For four years I pretty much mourned the loss of our relationship, and remained convinced that we would one day get back together and marry.