In particular there is real pain in living with the decision not to marry rather than marry a non-Christian that results in them not having children.
They say that there is little support for them in obedience to their faith in their received teaching.
The following are links that will take you to these specific articles: • DATING NON-CHRISTIANS: Forbidden Fruits Appeal – Part 1 • DATING NON-CHRISTIANS: Forbidden Fruits Appeal – Part 2 And then below you will find another article that I encourage you to read.
Here is the article where Steve Shirley gives his biblically-based answer to the question: • CAN I DATE A NON-CHRISTIAN?
Since the beginning of humankind, we have been experiencing the pull towards that, which is “forbidden.” God says, “no” to some things, and just like Eve in the Garden of Eden, we allow ourselves to entertain the question, “Did God actually say…” This is no less true as it pertains to Christians dating non-Christians —the “forbidden fruit.” It can be tempting to go out with someone we are attracted to and think, “this one time won’t hurt.” But then the temptation arises to go out on another occasion, and then another.But again they report a lack of support by churches should they decide to do so – even in helping to create the possibility of conversion.Experience of non-Christian marriages from which they were now divorced (16%) 'I have had non-Christian boyfriends in the past, and my faith has always been the reason they have broken up with me.In fact, we are revisiting some of our most read posts this month as part of our attempt to give you some great advice on the subject of romance.Even if you’ve read these posts before, we encourage you to check them out again as a refresher on God’s plan for your love life.