Now, I get emails from singles across the country looking for guidance on who and how to date.While many start off with intentions of finding a godly partner, with each passing year the waiting feels longer and the hoping gets harder.The Bible also says, “Do not be misled: ‘Bad company corrupts good character’ (1 Corinthians ).Having any kind of intimate relationship with an unbeliever can quickly turn into something that is a hindrance to your walk with Christ.
Because of that, they are to be separate from the world—in the world, but not of the world—and nowhere is that more important than in life’s most intimate relationship—marriage.
We are called to evangelize the lost, not be intimate with them.
There is nothing wrong with building quality friendships with unbelievers, but that is as far as it should go.
The Bible (and Jewish tradition) did allow for marriage between a believer and outsider, but only if the outsider converted. Otherwise, they were (and still are) commanded not to marry non-Christians/unbelievers.
It is important to keep in mind that when a believer marries a non-believer, it can lead the Christian astray.