Unequally yoked and dating
The “unequal yoke” is often applied to business relationships.For a Christian to enter into a partnership with an unbeliever is to court disaster.So if they wanted to marry within their faith, most of them would have had to marry someone carnally-minded.Now we need to understand what's important in this teaching.They were to avoid: "unbelievers, unrighteousness, darkness, Belial, infidels, and idols." There it is.That's the list Paul gave them, exactly as we read above.
Attempting to live a Christian life with a non-Christian for our close friend and ally will only cause us to go around in circles.Unbelievers have opposite worldviews and morals, and business decisions made daily will reflect the worldview of one partner or the other.For the relationship to work, one or the other must abandon his moral center and move toward that of the other.God’s plan is for a man and a woman to become “one flesh” (Genesis ), a relationship so intimate that one literally and figuratively becomes part of the other.Uniting a believer with an unbeliever is essentially uniting opposites, which makes for a very difficult marriage relationship. Is it wrong for a couple to live together before marriage?