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Hi! Just read the question from the anon about dating non-believers. I just got married last week to the man that God used to bring me to Christ. We did not date before I was a believer, but we definitely liked each other A LOT and were very good friends. There was a general understanding between the two of us that it couldn’t work bc I did not share his core beliefs. This went on for months, bc I wouldn’t become a Christian just to be in a relationship with him.
There was actually a time where he fell and was willing to give in and date me even though I wasn’t a believer and he tried to justify it any way he could. Fortunately, the Lord protected him and even though I was a non-believer, I couldn’t watch someone I love fight that battle internally. Thank the Lord, I was saved last November when I went to church the first time. This change was exclusively done by the Lord, not by any choice of my own and by no influence from the world.
My advice to that anon would be to be PATIENT. Love that person she is dating, but love them as a friend first and just strive to show them the love of Christ. That person doesn’t share the same faith as the anon does, which will make it extremely difficult if not impossible to have a fulfilling relationship, since it cannot be centered around Christ. The Lord will bring that person to know Him in HIS time and if that is the right person for the anon, then the Lord will bring them together to have the most fulfilling and satisfying relationship that the anon could ever imagine. One centered around Christ’s love and one the imitates Christ’s love for the church. Hang in the anon!!! Trust in the Lord :)
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