It doesn’t mean the guys you turn down are “bad,” and you should pray for them to know God’s truth!
But there is a peace in knowing you are in a relationship with someone who is your spiritual teammate.
It’s not enough to think Christ was a good teacher or a nice guy; Jesus claimed He was God, and if we don’t believe that, we believe Christ was lying when He testified to His deity.
This is an important theological concept to grasp, because when only one half of a relationship believes Christ is God, only that half of that relationship will uphold His values.
In relationships, this equal partnership looks something like having the following three things in common.
Sharing the Same Spiritual Identity Marriage, and the dating relationship leading to it, should consist of two people pulling together in unison. That’s why it’s pivotal that husband and wife share the same spiritual identity.
One of the blessings of an equal marriage is that the work is easier when someone is pulling beside you.
It’s not easy to say “no” to a relationship that’s less than God’s intentions.A “yoke” of oxen is made up of two animals both pulling their weight.When one is weaker than the other, the team is “unequally yoked” and cannot effectively complete the work required of them.This kind of relationship encourages us to grow closer to God as we grow closer to our partner, pulling together in the same direction.Two different animals shouldn’t be yoked together on the plow.He is not saying we should have nothing to do with non-believers; he is saying we should not be “bound” to them in ways that can affect our walk with the Lord adversely. A Christian and a non-Christian have different natures, and they are not equally matched spiritually.