Verses dating unbelievers
It seems to me that one should not date anyone whom Proverbs tells us not to associate with, and that one should consider dating only those who possess the qualities of a good friend (or of a potential life’s mate).This would not only exclude unbelievers, but it would also exclude many who profess to be believers as well.Once confessed, the problem isn’t recognition that they’ve sinned; the problem is the slow, painful process of repentance.
I would raise another set of standards, which are given to us in the Book of Proverbs.
People tend not to hide it, but instead attempt to justify it—first to themselves and then to other Christians who are trying to warn them of the path they’re taking. In this article, I shall not be trying to give a method for counseling people who are facing such a temptation.
Such an article would include a clearer picture of what marriage looks like: making decisions about career, where to live, how to spend money, how to raise children, etc.
For example, we should not associate with one who is a gossip (), or with one who is given to anger (), or with one who is given to change ().
For more study on this check out lesson 12 on choosing a godly mate in our series on the book of Proverbs on our web site.As you know, there are some Christians who believe that any dating is inappropriate.