Bible Lessons for Christian Singles
The Bible says that "Who so findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the LORD." (Proverbs 18:22) God considers it as a very important thing for a man and woman to find one another and to marry. But many Christians do not realize the importance of finding a Christian spouse. A Christian spouse ordained by God can be the difference between living a long, fruitful, prosperous life overflowing with the blessings of God and living a life ending in sadness, heartbreak, and divorce. We may know of marriages that work even when the two spouses do not believe the same way. However, it is difficult if not impossible to know what is going on behind closed doors if they are not living in the fullness of God's blessings.
The Bible says "Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?" (2 Corinthians 6:14). A big reason for this is that the person in darkness will tend to lead the believer astray, back into a life of sin. Paul goes on to say, what does Christ have in common with Belial, light with darkness, righteousness with wickedness? The answer is nothing! King Solomon failed in this. He took 700 wives & 300 concubines and was led astray from his faith. The Bible said that he followed Ashtoreth the goddess of the Sidonians & Molech, the detestable god of the Ammorites, so he did evil in the sight of the Lord. He fell from God's favor, and it was all due to the wives who led him into idolatry. (1 Kings 11)
Applying This to Today's Christian Single
We can take this principal in God's Word, and apply it to our lives. For instance, when first meeting a potential spouse you may not be sure if that person is a Christian. Go ahead and ask - there's no harm in asking, right? If that person says "Yes" then you know you will have your faith in common and making a future life together will be easier in the grace of God. If the person you meet says "No" and they are not a Christian, you can make the choice to pursue the relationship and witness to them for Christ and his Gospel, or find someone else. If your mind is fully made up to only date Christian singles then this will not be difficult! In fact, your companion will likely respect you for your beliefs and God will bless you.
All it takes is making that kind of decision today! Why look for love in all the wrong places? You can have it the way God intended - a match made in heaven! If you are a single Christian, sign up to mingle with Christian Singles RIGHT NOW and look around for your possible match made in heaven!
Christian leaders are saying...
As a Christian who was single for more than a decade before I met my husband. I know the importance of staying in Christian community, fostering relationships with like-minded people, and encouraging one another to wait for sex for marriage. Call me old fashioned, but I believe I'm not the only one who shares these values. I am grateful to ChristianMingle for creating a safe and online community for other Christians to meet while finding God's match for them.
~Renee Fisher, Author of Loves Me Not & Not Another Dating Book, San Diego, CA