My suggestion is for both to drop their religion and instead get a relationship with the living Christ. Religion and relationship are not the same and don't share the stage.
Religion is a kidney stone, preventable, painful, debilitating, and tough to eliminate. But oh the freedom of the patient after its over!
We live in Christ ALONE.
---larry on 2/20/11|
I definitely think it's a problem. The bible says that we are to be equally yoked with our spouse, so if we are of different faiths or denominations, we are not following the bible. On top of that it can just cause problems with decision making in the relationship.
---Hannah on 2/19/11|
God/Jesus has a choice of spouse for you or anyone. If you asked from God and HE shows you your spouse from another denomination, then it is OK, but your choice without the Lord's leading is not OK even if you choose someone from your own congregation.
---Adetunji on 8/6/10|
Shouldn't be no prob. Because the trin rcc gave birth to her offspring trin churches, not in correct order the presby, cog, luth, bapt, method, aog etc trin churches. The family members of the body of the Man - made relig - org's churches. Other Man - mades include the buddha, islam, hindu etc.
---Lawrence on 8/5/10|
I do not think that a person who does not know the situation should make any harsh judgements about this. In a relationship, similarities are important, no doubt, and differences can cause uncomfortable tension. However, there are so many strong similarities between these faiths that focusing on those similarities could be helpful. Compromise is possible, and it never is harmful to open your mind to new ways of looking at things in order to grow. Know the situation, know yourself, know the other person. Talk things through, be honest, be open and make a decision that uses both your head and your heart.
---Sarah on 11/16/08|
Yes, problem. Beliefs are too different. Bible even says not to be unequally yoked. People need to pray and trust God to bring them their mate and not seek one out. God brought me my wife in His timing, not mine.
---Brian on 6/4/08|
It doesn't have to be a problem, if you are willing to respect each others beliefs.
---grace3869 on 6/4/08|
The moment one starts dating casually, that person is preparing for divorce. Do NOT date anyone with whom you would not consider marrying and raising a family with. If you are dating a reasonable prospect and something comes up to suggest that this person is not someone with whom you would want to marry and grow old with, END THE RELATIONSHIP.
Happily ever after with the marriage of your dreams is not a matter of luck but preparation.
---lorra8574 on 6/11/07|
I all depends on how serious the couple gets.
I see nothing wrong with casual dating, but if a couple progresses to a completion of marriage and one party does not want to convert you are likely going to have a Rock Road and I am not talking about an Ice cream flavors. Both are equally Christian but theologically incompatible if both parties are strong believers.
---Phil_the_Elder on 6/11/07|
The value systems would be different, and what to do in the home could be a point of contention. Different religions have different traditions.
---laure5759 on 11/12/06|
Jared, you are right. Even a Church of Christ-er can't get along with a Baptist. Let the two marry and the arguments between the extended families can leave their mark. They divide and split.
---Roberta on 11/11/06|
it'll cause alot of trouble. I'd counsel you not to. why because you will fight over religion, if you marry the kids will divided over religion, and probably get so fed up they will leave the faith. if you do date in a different belief system it would be best to convert to one or the other or there will be little peace. (I'm not saying it can't work, just not from what i"ve seen)
---Jared on 11/10/06|
Love breaks religious barriers.
---Reiter on 11/9/06|
The Bible says guard well your affections for they effect all the rest of your life.(That's not an exact quote but you get to meaning).
---mima on 11/9/06|
It is wrong for Christians to be unequally yoked. A Christian should only date another Christian. Religions can do what they want because they are not saved.
---Helen_5378 on 11/9/06|
It would be difficult at best. "Dating" to me is serious. Often it results in marriage. Then who decides which doctrine is correct? Which denom. do they attend? Is there one God in one or three Gods in one. Do the children get dipped or sprinkled? Is music allowed or not? Saturday or Sunday worship? The rules and dogma go on and on. One day one person or the other will balk, then what about the marriage, the parents, the children, who gets the dog? NOT to be taken lightly, faith matters.
---mikefl on 11/8/06|
Yes it is a problem & causes problems w/other family members too.They say "U dont marry a persons family" but U do trust me. U can not be unequally yoked, many say oh that means saved/unsaved but it means more then that. I grew up on a farm U can not take a fast,small Arabian horse & yoke her w/a huge, tall Shire horse they can not pull together & can get hurt, yet they are the same "species" Why because they are unequally yoked & can not pull together no matter how hard U or they try.
---Jeanne on 11/8/06|
Dating is surely more than just going out as friends ... it is goiung out with them in order to investigate whether you want to progress to courting with an intention of narriage.
One we date we do have thatr permanent relationship at least as a possibility.
If that is so, it would be unwise to date someone with whom you may be spiritually incompatible.
There are ebtween some denominations (e.g. RC and most protestants) such big differences that there could be problems
---AlanUK_quent5969 on 11/8/06|
if it is just dating, and nothing more its fine, but if its morethan dating - marrying then then its likely to be a problem
eg adventist and catholic
---ZIMBABWEAN on 11/8/06|