Married to a nonbeliever
What are the dangers of marrying an unbeliever?
My mother had told me, after speaking out to some of these mates, that I needed to be careful lest I fall into the same trap. When I was baptized, I had ended a relationship because the guy was not a believer. This was difficult to do not so much with him as it was with his family – his mother was hurt and couldn’t understand why we couldn’t just keep doing what we were doing with our separate “interests.” But my life and priorities had shifted so drastically at the time that I couldn’t even imagine it, and scripture seemed to indicate that it would be incorrect.
I became close with James, a lovely Christian man from my church, not long after I became a Christian. He was a huge support to me in the early days of my new life, and everything seemed to be going swimmingly before he abruptly ended our relationship. He couldn’t really explain why, so it was all over. I finished my university education and relocated to a different part of the world and try to forget about him. For four years, I was pretty down about the end of our relationship, but I was also sure that we’d get back together and marry one day.
Should a christian date or marry a non-christian?
One of the most daunting obstacles in a Christian’s life is marrying an unbeliever. Marriage is a sacred covenant that unites two people as one flesh (Matthew 19:5). It can be difficult for believers and nonbelievers to coexist peacefully (2 Corinthians 6:14-15). If one of the partners converts to Christianity after the marriage, the inherent difficulties of living under two sets of rules become evident easily.
In this case, many Christians will seek a way out of the union, thinking that this is the only way to genuinely honor God. His Phrase, on the other hand, contradicts this. It is important not only to be happy in our current state, but also to seek out ways to bring glory to God through our difficult circumstances (1 Corinthians 7:17). In 1 Corinthians 7:12-14, the Bible explicitly addresses those who are married to unbelievers: “…Any brother who has a non-believer wife who is able to live with him should not divorce her. If a woman has a non-believing husband who is able to live with her, she does not divorce him. Since the unbelieving husband is sanctified by his parents, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by her believing husband…”
What to do when you’re married to an unbeliever – lee
14 Do not associate with unbelievers unequally. What kind of connection does righteousness have with lawlessness? And what kind of interaction does light have with darkness? 15 And what kind of agreement does Christ have with Belial? What part of the story has a believer and an unbeliever? 16 And what kind of agreement does the God’s temple have with idols? And you are the living God’s temple. As God has said, this verse is very straightforward and perfectly communicates the concept without the need for “special interpretations,” but some Christians cite 1 Corinthians 7:12-14 and try to justify marrying a non-believer, as follows: 12 But to the rest of you, I, not the Lord, say: If any brother has a non-believing wife who is willing to live with him, do not divorce her. 13 And if a woman has a husband who does not believe, she does not divorce him if he is able to live with her. 14 Since the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the unbelieving wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the unbelieving husband, the children would otherwise be unclean, yet they are now holy. Fresh King James Edition (NKJV)
What should i do if my spouse is an unbeliever?
Leslie and Lee Strobel seemed to be the picture of happiness. They had two lovely children, a lovely home, and what seemed to be a lovely marriage. Leslie became a Christian before Lee, and instead of everything in her life turning right-side-up, it seemed that their marriage had turned upside-down. Lee thought Christianity was a crutch for the poor, and he didn’t want Leslie to get involved. Leslie not only wanted to be “active,” but she also wanted to begin searching for a marriage in the picture of Christ and His church. Lee hated the image because he was not only a nonbeliever, but also an atheist.
Leslie’s marriage seemed to be dissolving as she grew closer to God. In light of his frustration, uncertainty, and hurt caused by Leslie’s conversion, Lee thought divorce was a fair choice. Leslie made the decision to no longer leave books and verses lying around the building. She avoided lecturing him or pointing out what a Christian husband might do in a similar situation. She simply began to love Lee as the man she had loved since the beginning of their marriage. She moved her attention away from changing Lee and toward changing herself.