Make sure you’ve answered the real reason you’re venturing into dating so that you can come to the table with an open and honest heart. Or, are you honestly ready to spend the time and effort needed to get to know someone new?
Moving on before you are really ready isn’t fair to anyone.
But, deciding whether a person has the same level of faith as you is based on our own perceptions and ideas of what we believe.
Someone could attend church every Sunday with their family, however, if they do not practice their faith on a daily basis – could they be considered religious?
But, remember that values go beyond religious choices and having different core values in other aspects of your life can mean that you’d still have a good relationship.
For example, you could hold forgiveness as one of your core values, but your date’s imperfection could be finding it hard to let things go, this doesn’t necessarily mean you shouldn’t date.
Dating or being married isn’t about finding someone completely compatible, it’s about committing to someone for love.
(Proverbs 3:6)The Bible is pretty clear when it comes to this topic.‘The one’ implies you are looking for someone perfect, and let’s face it – everyone has imperfections.So unless you start to embrace this fact, it’s likely to be a long road in your dating adventure.And while many people might disagree, let me share a few verses to help shed some light.This isn’t to say that unbelievers can’t be good people, but I am saying I’d discourage you from dating someone who isn’t on the same spiritual foundation as you.Many churches hold events which offer Christians the chance to get together and enjoy an activity for the day.