Paradoxically, the scattered condition of the church, when properly evaluated, actually may improve prospects for an appropriate mate.
During my second sermon at the Feast this year I made a statement that several young people and even some of the older singles misunderstood.
What I said was indeed misunderstood, because dating and marrying outside the church is a massive stumbling block and can only bring trouble in future years.
I want to go back and re-quote what I said during the Feast so you can understand the background of all this.
This is also clear in the Qur’anic verse that says: “Believers!
For example, when you attend a Catholic Mass, you can participate in every part of the service except the Eucharist.Slowly, we can find ourselves starting to second-guess our original standards, wondering if we've been too extreme or unrealistic.Within that struggle, inevitably the question comes up: Can a Christian date a non-Christian?(There we go again thinking we can change a man—but that’s a blog post for another day.) As I said in my latest vlog, “The Other Bi: Dating Between Religions,”as a Christian, I myself have stepped outside my religion and dated both a Muslim and an atheist.When religion plays a significant part in your daily life, it may seem that your only option when it comes to dating is to choose someone who shares the same spiritual outlook.The Bible addresses the hardships that come with marrying a nonbeliever, so that's rather clear.But single Christians may be tempted to say, "Well, it doesn't talk about dating. " To answer, it's important to take a step back and look at some principles found in Scripture. Islam allows a very limited area of interfaith marriages, sanctioning the marriage of a Muslim man to a woman who follows a divine religion, i.e. It does not allow Muslim men to marry a follower of any other religion, or an agnostic or atheist woman.This is clear in the Qur’anic verse that says: “Today, all the good things of life have been made lawful to you.They thought what I said gave them "permission" to date and marry outside the church.I want to state very clearly that this is something that I do not recommend in the least.